Daily, William M, Dd, Lld
Daily, William M., D.D., LL.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Coshocton, Ohio, in 1812. .He spent his childhood on a farm in Franklin County, Indiana; learned all he could at the accessible schools by the time he was fifteen; then began teaching; was converted; commenced preaching the next year, and in 1831 entered the Indiana Conference. In 1836 he was stationed at Bloomington, and graduated at Indiana State University. In 1838 he was transferred to the Missouri Conference, and stationed at St. Louis. Soon after he was elected a. professor in St. Charles College. In 1840 he returned, to Indiana, broken in health, and suffering from hemorrhage of the lungs. In 1843 he re-entered the active ranks as pastor at Madison, Indiana; in 1844 and 1845 was chaplain in the United States Congress; then again entered the regular work; was elected president of Indiana State University in 1853; and in 1862 appointed hospital chaplain at St. Louis, which position he held until 1865, when he went South as special mail-agent. In 1869 he connected himself with the Louisiana Conference, and served the Church as presiding elder till his decease, in January 1877. See Minutes of Annual Conference, 1878, page 6.