Born in River Point, Rhode Island, on July 12, 1890, Dr. Daniel S. Harrop, health officer of the town of West Warwick, is the son of Thomas H. Harrop, a dyer, and Bridget Harrop. He was educated in the parochial schools of St. James’ parish, finishing that course in 1906 and then attending La Salle Academy for the following four years. This was supplemented by attendance at the Medical School of Georgetown University, from which he was graduated in 1915, and by still another course at the University of Bordeaux, France, to which country the war had taken him. During the hostilities in France, he served with the rank of lieutenant, as battalion surgeon of the 2d Battalion, 103d Infantry, 26th Division. He was in action at Sicheprey, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and elsewhere, and following the Armistice was promoted to captain and assigned to the 101st Field Battalion of the Signal Corps, later being honorably mustered out. Returning to Rhode Island, he was appointed to the post of health officer of West Warwick. He is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and of the fourth degree, Knights of Columbus, and belongs to the West Warwick Country Club. His church is St. James’ Roman Catholic.
Daniel S. Harrop married, in Washington, District of Columbia, in 1914, Edith Mary Kester, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Kester. Their children are: Joseph, Robert, Daniel S., Jr., and Edith.
Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.