James A William Day

7 December 1882–22 July 1964 (Age 81)
Drummond, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of James A William

When James A William Day was born on 7 December 1882, in Drummond, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John Henry Day, was 47 and his mother, Jane Phair, was 43. He lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1882 and Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901. He died on 22 July 1964, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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James A William Day
Margaret Rose Byers

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Day


    Jane Phair






    Alice May Day


    Nellie Phair Day


    George Herman Day


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World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 19

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 55

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 73

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

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)

  • James W Day in household of Jane Day, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James William Day, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • James William Day, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"

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