|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1831|
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1901|
Santa Barbara County
John M. Days was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, the son of a shoe maker. His father died when John was young, and the family ended up in England's workhouses for the poor.
John had been skilled as a tailor by trade. He further educated himself and became active in labor and politics during his early years in England, where he also became a follower of James "Bronterre" O'Brien.
In 1854, he sailed to America. He lived for a brief time in Missouri and Oregon before settling in Grass Valley, California.
While living in Grass Valley, John worked as a tailor, was a school teacher for a short time, helped establish a town library, and practiced politics. He later became a member of the California State Assembly 21st District (Nevada Co), 1867-69, 1871-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1868; Clerk in Superior Court (S.F.) circa 1880; elected CA State District Senator, 13th District (Santa Clara), 1885; Attorney-at-Law, and Deputy County Clerk 1889-1891. John was a political and personal acquaintance of Henry George, and is mentioned in the book, "The Life of Henry George".
It was in Grass Valley that he forged his most lasting relationship - that with Aaron Clark and his family. From 1870 until his death in 1901, John lived with the Clark family in Grass Valley and in San Francisco. 8 Months after Aaron's death in 1893, John and Aaron's widow, Martha, married and moved to Summerland, Santa Barbara, CA.
Lincoln Clark, son of Aaron and Martha Clark, who later became John's step-son, was shipwrecked on Pitcairn Island for 6 months in 1881-82. He later returned to Pitcairn in 1909 with his son, Roy Palmer Clark, where they both remained until the end of their lives. John had been a part of the Clark family since the time Lincoln was born.
After John's death Martha wed Amariah "Homer" Buelle Wheelock.
Martha Elizabeth Bogart Wheelock (1834 - 1913)*
Cross: He Is Risen
Jan 30, 1831
Dec 16, 1901
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara County
Plot: Section: Ocean View, Grave: 0415
Created by: GenieSearch
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42791366