Almeda Day

Brief Life History of Almeda

When Almeda Day was born on 28 November 1831, in Bastard Township, Leeds, Canada West, British Colonial America, her father, Hugh Day, was 22 and her mother, Rhoda Ann Nichols, was 18. She married William Carroll McClellan on 19 July 1849, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 22 June 1933, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Carroll McClellan
1828–1916
Almeda Day
1831–1933
Marriage: 19 July 1849
Mary Almeda McClellan
1850–1889
William Hugh McClellan, Sr.
1852–1901
Maria Matilda McClellan
1854–1940
Cynthia Lovesta McClellan
1856–1956
James Jasper McClellan
1858–1938
Sarah Evaline McClellan
1861–1949
John Henry McClellan
1863–1872
David Alvin McClellan, Sr.
1865–1953
Samuel Edwin McClellan
1867–1957
Rhoda Ann McClellan
1869–1967
George Alma McClellan
1872–1963
Charles Eli McClellan
1875–1967

Sources (136)

  • Almeda Mc Clellen in household of Wm Mc Clellen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Almeda Day, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1859 · Logan is Founded

"\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

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.

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