January 26, 1904 Daniel D. Healy (1847 - 1910 )
co-signed with James Clare for
William Musham's $5,000 bail bond in connection with
the Iroquois Theater fire. As a
young man Healy was a fireman and fought the Great
Chicago fire in 1871.
1903 Healy was recovering from his loss for the
office of sheriff and representing International
fire trucks as a selling agent in Chicago. In
another six years he would become embroiled in a
controversy over fire engine purchases with fire
Prior to his run for sheriff,
Healy was president of the county hospital board, a
position described in newspapers as the warden.
In that capacity he made an issue about the bodies
of female surgical patients being exposed during
surgery. He instituted procedural changes that
limited observation access to surgery on females.
He also served as a court bailiff, county controller
and superintendent of public service.
Healy immigrated to America in
1849 from Ireland with his parents. In 1876 he
married Kittie (1857 - ). They would have
children, of which four survived as of 1900. They
owned their home at 598 Fairfield in Chicago.