William F Day

5 March 1918–8 March 1995 (Age 77)
Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William F

When William F Day was born on 5 March 1918, in Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John R Day, was 19 and his mother, Hannah Louise Hutzell, was 17. He married Blanche Elnor Wright on 21 February 1937, in Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Adams Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Brothersvalley Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 8 March 1995, in Somerset, Shaw Mines, Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Brothersvalley Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William F Day
Blanche Elnor Wright
Marriage: 21 February 1937
William Franklin Day Jr

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    Blanche Elnor Wright


21 February 1937
Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


    William Franklin Day Jr


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 Day, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Day in household of John R Day, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William F Day in household of John R Day, "United States Census, 1930"

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