Daniel Francis Hilferty was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa to Hugh Hilferty (Helferty) and Catherine McFadden. He served in World War II in the Pacific theatre, his wife Rose also served for approximately one year in the Women's Corp working in a munitions factory. Daniel enjoyed playing golf and loved socializing with his best friend and cousin, Hugh McFadden. Daniel worked hard all his life. He was a loving father and grandfather and is warmly remembered and missed.
Daniel's father Hugh Hilferty was born in Skerry, Donegal on an 8 acre plot just south of Lough Keel. Hugh's father died in 1892, and two years after his death, the entire Helferty family emigrated to Philadelphia. Hugh's mother Ellen (McClafferty) had nine children (John, Daniel, Catherine, Anne, Patrick, Hugh, James, Mary, and Michael). Ellen died in 1915.
Daniel' mother Catherine McFadden was born in Golan, Donegal to Michael McFadden and Mary McFadden. Catherine emigrated to the U.S. in 1911 and married Hugh Hilferty in 1916. Hugh and Catherine had 4 children (Michael, Daniel, John, and Catherine).
|Date of Birth||26th Sep 1919|
|Date of Death||1st Jan 2005|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Hugh Helferty Jr|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Catherine McFadden|
|Townland born||Philadelphia, Pa (Frankford section) Paul St.|
|Names of Siblings||From Mother Catherine => Michael 1917, John 1921, Catherine 1922 From Father's previous marriage to Rose => Nellie 1900, Isabella 1902, Hugh III 1906, Anne 1907, Edward 1909, Rose 1913|
|Number of Siblings||9|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Rose Laganella|
|Place & Date of Marriage||Philadelphia, PA 17 July 1943|
|Number of Children||4|
|Names of Children||James 1951, William 1952, Thomas 1955, Marysue 1958|
|Occupation||U.S. Postal worker|
|Place of Death||Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA|
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