William Edward Day

20 January 1874–8 November 1948 (Age 74)
Clarke, Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Edward

When William Edward Day was born on 20 January 1874, in Clarke, Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, William Thomas Day, was 35 and his mother, Emily Ann Thompson, was 31. He married Beulah Harriet Williams on 15 January 1902. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Olive, Covington, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years and Beat 4, Covington, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 8 November 1948, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Olive, Covington, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Day
Beulah Harriet Williams
Marriage: 15 January 1902
Herbert Curtis Day
Waddell Edward Day
Gladys Elizabeth Day
Willie Mae Day

Spouse and Children

15 January 1902


Parents and Siblings


    Emily Ann Thompson




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1883: Walker, Alabama, United States
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 21

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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)

  • William T Day, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William E Hay, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William E Day, "United States Census, 1930"

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