Frank Andrew Daniels

Source: Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, arranged in Cyclopedic Form
Volume 3 pp. 114-115   Edited by Alce Fortier, LTD   Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association


Daniels, Frank Andrew, ex-postmaster, bank president, fraternalist, and one of the most widely known and most popular citizens of New Orleans, is a son of Francis Anthony and Mary "Leddy" Daniels, and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1, 1858. The father was born at Paris, France, March 3, 1831.

He came to America in the year 1837 and immediately located at New Orleans, where he afterward followed the trade of a machinist throughout the remainder of his life. He died February 22, 1913.

Mary Leddy, his wife, and mother of the subject of this sketch, was born in Ireland, October 18, 1838. The parents were married December 3, 1857, and to their union 4 sons, as follows, were born: Frank Andrew Daniels, subject of this sketch, Joseph W., Albert Sidney, and Edward Hilton.
Frank Andrew Daniels attended public and private schools in the City of New Orleans until his fifteenth year, when, in 1873, he became a clerk in the service of A. K. Miller & Co., steamship agents, where he remained until 1889 in the same capacity. In the latter year he became a partner in the business, and in 1905 became head of the firm, which does an extensive business as agent for the North German Lloyd, the Austro-American, and other Trans-Atlantic steamship companies. Mr. Daniels has been and is at this time a man of many associations, large responsibilities, and complex activities.

He was second vice-president of the New Orleans Board of Trade, in 1913, secretary and treasurer of the New Orleans Steamship Association, member of the New Orleans association of commerce, of the Woodmen of the World, Knights of Honor, National Geographical Society, Louisiana Historical Society, director and treasurer of the Acme Homestead Association, president of the Convalescent Home, treasurer of the Seamen's Bethel, and a member of the Algiers M. E. Church, South. He served as a member of the New Orleans city council from 1888 to 1892, of the New Orleans Levee Board from 1891 to 1894, as postmaster at New Orleans from 1894 to 1898, as a member of the New Orleans sewerage and water board from 1899 to 1907, delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892, which nominated Grover Cleveland for president; chairman of the Home Rule Association in 1904, and president of the Cosmopolitan Bank from 1906 to 1908.

November 2, 1881, Mr. Daniels was married to Miss Cora Reeder Booth, a daughter of Augustus and Rebecca 'Reeder' Booth, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels have one daughter and one son, namely, Mary Louise, now the wife of Charles S. Tuller, D. D. S., a practicing dentist in the city of New Orleans; and Frank Albion Daniels who is married to Miss Lennie Barlow of Bayou Lafourche.

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