Father: Albert Frederick Daniel, mother Lizzie Mary [Bonner]
[His father was the owner of the Daniel Photographic Studio from 1907 until his death in 1935, when Lizzie took over.]
Ed. High School, Jackson, then University of Mississippi
prev. Mississippi National Guard until Jun-40
A Commercial Pilot
Address in 1941: 224 E. Amite St, Jackson, MS
After the ATA, Al joined the US Navy as a trainee Naval Officer, taking part in bombing raids against Japanese islands in 1944, and eventually becoming a Colonel.
m. Feb 1943 Dinah [Brown] of Lauderdale; 2 daughters [Sandra Lynn and Dianne Brown Daniel].
He returned to Jackson and took over his father's photographic studio; he was elected 2nd Vice President of the Professional Photographers of Mississippi in 1947.
In 1964, Col. Daniel was described as "a manufacturer's agent", and lived at 4236 Oakridge, Jackson.
His daughter Dianne Brown Daniel married in 1973.
He donated his collection of photographs of Jackson to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History: "After taking a break from photography to be film manager for Jackson television station WLBT (1953-1959), Secretary-Treasurer for Wilson-Geyer Co., Inc. (1960-1963), and a manufacturer's agent (1964-1966), Al Fred Daniel acquired Standard Photo ("the photographic store of Jackson since 1926," according to the Jackson city directory) and served as its president from 1967 to 1987. His wife, Madge Rosalyn "Dinah" Brown Daniel, also worked at Standard Photo from 1970 to 1987. Al Fred Daniel died December 13, 1996, and was survived by Dinah until November 14, 2004."
You can see his photos at http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/daniel
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