|JAMES B. DELANEY.|
James B. Delaney, filling the office of postmaster of
Saratoga, comes to the west from the Empire State. He was born in
Clayton, New York, May 20,
1862, a son of William and Bridget (Cantwell) Delaney,
both of whom were natives of Ireland, whence they came to America and
settled in New York. There the father engaged in the tailoring
business, spending his remaining days in that state, where his death
occurred in 1886. His widow survives and is yet living in New York.
They had a family of eleven children.
James B. Delaney, the sixth in order of birth, was a pupil in the public schools of New York and at the age of nineteen years severed the ties that bound him to the east and made his way to the Western country, seeking the opportunities offered to the ambitious, energetic and intelligent young man. He worked as a cowboy in the northern part of Colorado, near Fort Collins, and in 1887 arrived in Carbon county, Wyoming, since which time he has been a resident of this state, covering a period of more than three decades. He continued in active association with the cattle industry for a time and later turned his attention to teaming, in which he engaged for several years. In 1974 he was made postmaster of Saratoga and has since filled the position. He is very systematic and methodical in the care of the mail and in the service rendered to the patrons of the office and his course has been highly satisfactory to the general public.
In addition to serving as postmaster Mr. Delaney occupied the position of councilman for two terms and was also mayor of Saratoga for one term, capably and wisely directing the public interests. He is a member of the Roman Catholic church and also has membership with the Knights of Columbus and the Woodmen of the World. He has worked his way steadily upward in a business sense and has gained a place among the representative citizens of his section of the state, having a wide acquaintance and enjoying the warm friendship of many with whom he has been brought in contact.