John Flavel Day

20 October 1835–10 August 1903 (Age 67)
Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of John Flavel

When John Flavel Day was born on 20 October 1835, in Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, David Day III, was 35 and his mother, Zilpha Griffin, was 34. He married Ellen Maria Wolcott in 1857, in Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States in 1850 and Vermont, United States in 1870. He died on 10 August 1903, in Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Colchester Village Cemetery, Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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John Flavel Day
Ellen Maria Wolcott
Marriage: 1857
Carlton Edgar Day
Jenny May Day
Addie L. Day
Fannie L. Day
Ellen Day

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Bennington, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of David .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English dæge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh ( see O’Dea ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J F Day, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J L Day in household of C F Parsons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John F Day, "United States Census, 1900"

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