Daniel F. Sullivan
|Daniel F. Sullivan|
The Sullivan monument in St. Michael's Cemetery
|Born|| July 12, 1833|
|Died||June 14, 1884|
|Spouse||Emily Cropp Sullivan|
Daniel F. Sullivan, a native of Ireland, moved to Pensacola with his brother Martin after the Civil War. They were very successful in the lumber business, purchasing several mills and wharfs on Pensacola Bay and large areas of timber in other parts of Escambia County. The town of Century was founded around the lumber industry the brothers brought to the area. Sullivan also built the Pensacola Opera House.
Sullivan died in 1884 and is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery; the monument to him there is the largest memorial in the cemetery. It was previously capped by a cross, but the cross became detached from the monument during a hurricane, and was never reattached.