Patrick Henry O'Neil, with his brother John Clement (Clem) O'Neil (1885-1971), founded in 1914 the O'Neil Dairy in Ames. P. H. (known as "Henry") was born on a farm in Livermore, Iowa, in 1891. He moved to Ames in 1912 and married Gertrude Ellen Cooper (1898-1987) in 1917. Henry O'Neil was a veteran of World War I, a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, a commander of the Ames American Legion, a member of the Elks Lodge and of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Two of his four children, Charles and James, were killed in action during World War II. Henry died on May 23, 1967 at the age of 76. Henry and Gertrude O'Neil lived at 118 South Russell Avenue in Ames. The O'Neil Dairy operated for many years in the old armory building on Kellogg Avenue in downtown Ames.