Daniels, Frank Andrew, ex-postmaster, bank president, fraternalist,
and one of the most widely known and most popular citizens of
New Orleans, is a son of Francis Anthony and Mary "Leddy" Daniels,
and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1, 1858. The
father was born at Paris, France, March 3, 1831.
He came to America in the year 1837 and immediately located
at New Orleans, where he afterward followed the trade of a machinist
throughout the remainder of his life. He died February 22, 1913.
Mary Leddy, his wife, and mother of the subject
of this sketch, was born in Ireland, October 18, 1838. The parents
were married December 3, 1857, and to their union 4 sons, as
follows, were born: Frank Andrew Daniels, subject of this sketch,
Joseph W., Albert Sidney, and Edward Hilton.
Frank Andrew Daniels attended public and private schools in
the City of New Orleans until his fifteenth year, when, in 1873,
he became a clerk in the service of A. K. Miller & Co.,
steamship agents, where he remained until 1889 in the same capacity.
In the latter year he became a partner in the business, and
in 1905 became head of the firm, which does an extensive business
as agent for the North German Lloyd, the Austro-American, and
other Trans-Atlantic steamship companies. Mr. Daniels has been
and is at this time a man of many associations, large responsibilities,
and complex activities.
He was second vice-president of the New Orleans
Board of Trade, in 1913, secretary and treasurer of the New
Orleans Steamship Association, member of the New Orleans association
of commerce, of the Woodmen of the World, Knights of Honor,
National Geographical Society, Louisiana Historical Society,
director and treasurer of the Acme Homestead Association, president
of the Convalescent Home, treasurer of the Seamen's Bethel,
and a member of the Algiers M. E. Church, South. He served as
a member of the New Orleans city council from 1888 to 1892,
of the New Orleans Levee Board from 1891 to 1894, as postmaster
at New Orleans from 1894 to 1898, as a member of the New Orleans
sewerage and water board from 1899 to 1907, delegate to the
Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892, which nominated
Grover Cleveland for president; chairman of the Home Rule Association
in 1904, and president of the Cosmopolitan Bank from 1906 to
November 2, 1881, Mr. Daniels was married
to Miss Cora Reeder Booth, a daughter of Augustus and Rebecca
'Reeder' Booth, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels
have one daughter and one son, namely, Mary Louise, now the
wife of Charles S. Tuller, D. D. S., a practicing dentist in
the city of New Orleans; and Frank
Albion Daniels who
is married to Miss Lennie Barlow
of Bayou Lafourche.