Born in Ireland around 1846, Daniel Donoghue would find his way to the United States, and serve in his new country’s military. He served in Company E of the 11th Missouri Cavalry, becoming a corporal before his discharge. After his military service, he worked as a teamster, eventually moving into the Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Quincy. He remained single, but lived near extended family, who also lived in Illinois. He moved to Battle Mountain Sanitarium in February of 1915, when he was 69, as he was suffering from chronic arthritis, rheumatism, chronic bronchitis, and arteriosclerosis. He would pass away December 28, 1915 of a cerebral hemorrhage and be interred at what is now Hot Springs National Cemetery.