William Sheldon Day Sr

about 12 October 1835–17 October 1919 (Age 84)
Holland, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William Sheldon

When William Sheldon Day Sr was born about 12 October 1835, in Holland, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Hugh Day, was 26 and his mother, Rhoda Ann Nichols, was 22. He married Evaline Melissa Brandon on 8 September 1861, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. In 1880, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as farmer in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. He died on 17 October 1919, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sheldon Day Sr
1835–1919
Mary Ann Bowden
1856–1928
Marriage: 27 October 1869
Carlos Sheldon Day
1877–1917
Edgar Day
1879–1945
William Hugh Day
1882–1954
Rhoda Ann Day
1884–1923
Robert Edwin Day Sr
1887–1952
Joseph Benjamin Day
1890–1893
Mariah Elizabeth Day
1893–1924

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1869Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 16
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    1865 · Cornerstone is Laid for the Tabernacle
    Age 30
    In May 1865, Brigham Young placed the cornerstone for the Tabernacle building. The work was delayed because of the construction the railroad. The walls of the Tabernacle begun in 1876. The building was first used in 1881.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English day(e), dey(e) ‘dairyman or dairymaid’. Originally used only of women, it was later used of men with the sense ‘man in charge of the dairy cattle’. This is probably the most common source of the surname.English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey. In western England this is probably a pet form of David , but in northern England and perhaps elsewhere also it is a late Middle English variant of Daw, a pet form of Ralph (see Daw , Dakin ).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O'Dea ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Goody
    Daigh
    Days
    David
    Daye
    Daymon
    Dey
    Diamond

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    The Life Summary of William Sheldon Day

    The Life Summary of William Sheldon Day When William Sheldon Day Sr was born on 12 October 1835, in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Hugh Day, was 26 and his mother …

    Sources (32)

    • William Day, "United States Census, 1880"
    • W S Day in entry for Rawson A Lee and Maria E Day, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • William Day in entry for William S. Day, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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