William Arden Day

17 May 1881–February 1981 (Age 99)
Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Arden

When William Arden Day was born on 17 May 1881, in Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada, his father, Charles Peter Day, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Julia Buzza, was 22. He married Maud Lowe Hale in 1911. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in February 1981, in Alberta, Canada, at the age of 99.

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William Arden Day
Maud Lowe Hale
Marriage: 1911
Jean D Day
Bertrand G Day
Ruth M Day

Spouse and Children


    Maud Lowe Hale




    Jean D Day


    Bertrand G Day


    Ruth M Day


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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 2

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 5

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 53

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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 (2)

  • William A Day, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • William Aden Day, "Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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