Joseph W. Dally, of the firm of Dally & Noyes, proprietors of the Woodbine flouring mills, was born in Ohio., in 1829. He went to Cal. in 1852, and in 1855 settled in Hamilton County, Ia. He removed to Harrison County in 1859, and engaged in mercantile business at Magnolia. He built the Woodbine woolen mills near this place, which he ran six years, and in 1871 built the flouring mills. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and A.F. & A.M. orders. In 1855 he was married to Miss Goodrich, of Indianapolis, Ind., who died in 1865. He afterwards married Nancy La Ferre, in Harrison County, and has four sons and six daughters.