Daniel N. Riordan was born 6 Feb 1855 in Kells, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland.Daniel Riordan was the first of his family to go to America.He arrived in California in 1875.He settled with his uncle, Cornelius Kelliher, his mother's brother, in Sacramento, California.In the 1880 census, he was said to reside at the home of Cornelius Kelleher, at 1600 12th Street, Sacramento.He was said to be a laborer, age 22, born in Ireland.Daniel's address shown in the Sacramento "Great Register"in 1890 was 128 M Street, Sacramento.In a 1907 Sacramento City Directory, Daniel Riordan's name is listed as residing at 420 N Street and employed at the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Hedied 3 Jul 1928 in San Francisco CA, at the age of 73. Buried at Sacramento CA. His parents were John J. Riordan (-1884, and Catherine Kelleher (1836-1895)
Daniel Reardon is listed in the 1890 Great Register of Sacramento County CA as being age 33.This makes him two years older than shown in Irish Records.Name spelling is different from Irish records also.Cornelius was shown as 21 years older than Daniel.
The same document also shows the only registeredKelliher surname to be that of Cornelius Kelliher, the name of his uncle, whom he joined in Sacramento when he emigrated from Ireland.They both lived in voting district 2.Daniel's address was given as 128 M St..Cornelius lived at se cor. 3rd. & K Streets. Daniel became a naturalized American citizen on 28 February 1884. He married Nellie Downey. He died at age 74, on 3 July 1928, at 3 am in San Francisco, at Golden Gate Villa, 1019 Asbury Street, of Arteriosclerosis. His wife Nellie had preceded him in death. The children of Daniel Riordan and Nellie Downey were John Raymond Riordan(1896-1961), and Kathleen Riordan, and Daniel Riordan(1898-1970). Would like to find more about Nellie Downey.