From his youth, Daniel Kenney, one of the leading ranch and cattle men of Mesa County, has been connected with the stock industry of the West, and in his career has well illustrated the truth that singleness of purpose and constancy of effort are winning factors in the battle of life. He is a native of the section of country in which he now lives, born at Holden, Millard County, Utah, on April 18, 1872, and the son of John and Phoebe (Alden) Kenney. He was reared in the place of his nativity to the age of seventeen, and educated in its public schools. Then, in 1889, he became a resident of Colorado and, locating in Plateau Valley in Mesa County, entered the employ of the Alta Land & Live Stock Company, with which he remained three years. At the end of that period he returned to Utah, and during the next seven years he was employed by the Webster City Cattle Company. In the fall of 1893 he once more took up his residence in Plateau Valley and bought the ranch on which he now lives, two miles and a half, west of Plateau City. This comprises one hundred and sixty acres, sixty five of which are irrigated and yield abundantly. He gives his attention principally to the cattle industry and is making it pay with increasing volume in its profits. On July 3, 1897, he was married to Miss Mary Anderson, a native of Ellsworth County, Kansas, and daughter of David and Jessie (Scrimgeour) Anderson, a sketch of whom will be found on another page. Mr. and Mrs. Kenney have one son, William Thomas. Mr. Kenney is a Republican in politics and fraternally he belongs to the order of Odd Fellows and its adjunct organization, the Daughters of Rebekah, holding his membership at Collbran. He is esteemed as an excellent and progressive citizen in all parts of the county.
Source: Bowen, A. W. Progressive Men of Western Colorado. Chicago: A. W. Bowen & Co., Publishers. 1905.