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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Dennis Haley, pioneer and veteran of the Indian campaign, was born in Montreal, Canada, June 15, 1842. When 12 years of age, he came to Minnesota, settling in LeSueur county in 1854. On May 22, 1863, he enlisted in Company K, First Minnesota Mounted Rangers, under General H. H. Sibley and was in active service from the start in fighting the Sioux warriors. On Nov. 26 of the same year he received his honorable discharge. On Nov. 28 1866, he was united in marriage to Kate Morgan, and four years later the family moved to Renville county, settling on a homestead in Troy township. His wife died Oct. 25, 1887. At the time of his death, Sept. 31, 1915, he was living with his son, James F. Haley, north of Olivia. He was a member of the G. A. R. A good neighbor, a substantial citizen, a man of kindly and generous impulses, his memory will long be honored.
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