Peter F. Dailey

Peter F. Dailey

About Peter F. Dailey

Peter F. Dailey (January 5, 1868--May 23, 1908) was an American burlesque comedian and singer who became popular over the era remembered as the Gay Nineties. Peter Francis Dailey was born at New York City and was raised in Brooklyn along the banks of the East River. Dailey was the youngest of two sons and a daughter born to New York natives, Owen and Mary Dailey. In later years friends of his father, who was a fishmonger and active in city politics, would say of his son Peter, that the apple did not fall far from the tree. By time of the 1880 census Dailey and his siblings were being raised by their widowed mother. She supported her family working as a dressmaker, while William, her sixteen year-old son helped out as a salesmen. Dailey had a much younger brother, Robert L.

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