Hiram Thomas Day

26 May 1831–22 April 1911 (Age 79)
DeWitt, Illinois, United States

The Life of Hiram Thomas

When Hiram Thomas Day was born on 26 May 1831, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Sublett Day, was 38 and his mother, Katherine Onstott, was 37. He married Emily Catherine White Greenman on 2 September 1851, in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in McLean, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 22 April 1911, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Thomas Day
1831–1911
Emily Catherine White Greenman
1830–1866
Marriage: 2 September 1851
Clara Bell Day
1853–1854
Mary E Day
1853–
Esek Earl Day
1855–1932
Jay Noble Day
1859–1861
Laura B Day
1861–1891

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1851
De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

    Female1853–1854Female

    Mary E Day

    Female1853–Female

    Esek Earl Day

    Male1855–1932Male

    Male1859–1861Male

    Laura B Day

    Female1861–1891Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 25

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Hiram Day in household of Esek Day, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hiram T Day, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hiram T Day, "United States Census, 1870"

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