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Daniel O'Flaherty

Daniel O'Flaherty, one of the city's pioneer civil engineers, was born at Martinsburg, West Virginia, July 24, 1841.  As a boy, he lived in Cincinnati, and went to the public schools there.  He came to Kansas City in 1857, and studied civil engineering with Edmond O'Flaherty.  In 1886 he was Assistant City Engineer, having then formed a partnership with John Donnelly, and in 1868 was elected County Surveyor, and filled both places until 1872.  From 1872 to 1880 he practiced his profession, when he was re-elected County Surveyor for four years.

     Mr. O'Flaherty made the first map of Ft. Worth, Tex., and superintended the building of the court-house there in 1877. 

     He had charge of the construction of the East Fifth Street road in 1874 and was the chief engineer of the Kansas City & Eastern.

     He had charge of the construction of the East Fifth Street road in 1874 and was chief engineer of the Kansas City & Eastern.

     He married Miss Ella A. Ward, of Clinton County, Missouri, in 1869.  They have three children, Dr. E. A. O'Flaherty, Joseph O'Flaherty, and Leo. J. O'Flaherty, all of Kansas City.
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