Lina May Day

16 January 1893–30 August 1971 (Age 78)
Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Lina May

When Lina May Day was born on 16 January 1893, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Joshua Pomeroy Day, was 31 and her mother, Annie Kelley, was 31. She married John Laforest Tufts on 9 September 1913, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 30 August 1971, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in North Farmington Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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John Laforest Tufts
Lina May Day
Marriage: 9 September 1913
Jay Charles Pratt. Jr.

Spouse and Children

9 September 1913
Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States


    Jay Charles Pratt. Jr.


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Pomeroy Day


    Annie Kelley




    Lottie L Day



    Maude E Day



    Effie G Day


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 5

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Lina Tuftr in household of Melville P Tuftr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lina D Tufts in household of John L Tufts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lina Tufts in household of John L Tufts, "United States Census, 1940"

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