|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1809|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1883|
From the Genealogical and Personal History of Northern Pennsylvania, Volume 3, p. 1020
Carlos Curtis Day was born in Durham, Greene county, N.Y., June 14, 1809, son of Erastus and Amelia (Doty) Day, grandson of Thomas Stanley Day and his wife Ruth (Newell) Day, of West Avon, and of Benjamin and Phebe (Kirtland) Doty of Saybrook, CT.
He is descended from the first Robert Day, of Hartford, CT., Thomas Stanley, of Hartford,
Thomas Newell of Farmington, CT.,
Edward Doty of Plymouth, MA., 40th Signer of the Compact of the "Mayflower",
Lieut. Thomas Cooper, who was killed by the Indians in 1675, when the town of Springfield was burned,
Colonel William Whiting,
Hon. Matthew Allyn, of Windsor, CT., whose wife, Margaret (Wyatt) Allyn, was descended in two lines from Henry I of England, and also from the ancient Beauchamp and Raleigh families, from the latter of which comes Sir Walter Raleigh, and from scores of others.
Carlos married Lavilla Woodruff on Sept. 20, 1834 in West Avon, Connecticut. Lavilla was born in West Avon, Ct. April 7, 1813 and was the daughter of Titus Woodruff and Lua Allen. He died on Aug., 13, 1883, in West Avon, Connecticut, having been struck by lightning while sitting on the porch of his house. Lavilla went to Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Pa, where her daughter lived.
The following obituary notice, published at the time of his death, gives some account of his character and life:
"The death of Deacon C. C. Day, of Avon, Ct., the father of Mrs. Dr. L. (Lewis) Darling Jr., of this place, was terribly startling and heartrending to his own immediate family, and to the community in which he had so long lived and labored. He was deacon of the Congregational Church, and for thirty years had been the strong arm upon which that society rested, and they feel keenly and sensibly the loss.
Mr. Day was a pure, Christian gentleman, a kind neighbor, and the sorrow evinced by all classes as they stood around his grave was touching to those who witnessed these sad and mournful rites. His death was instantaneous, having been paralyzed by being in the circuit of three separate divisions of the tremendous bolt that struck the lightning rod, and when it reached the point where the insulator was not intact, it left the rod and went into the building in three separate places, but the fluid seemed to concentrate in the well room and porch on the back of the house.
He was on the porch and entering the well room where he was overpowered by this subtle and mysterious fluid (electricity). He met his death instantaneously and without pain.
And this translation to the arms of the Savior he loved and devoutly served for many years was in keeping with his Christian life.
Mr. Day was a man of wealth and influence, and he used both in the upbuilding of the Church and the cause of Christ, that to him seemed the only great cause worth laboring for. He was as strict in all matters of business as in his everyday life, and he died with his business all closed up. Spiritually, he was ready at any moment for any cross he might be called upon to bear, and was prepared to go as his Lord and Master might direct. In temporal matters, his business was all arranged and was entirely free from anything that would require litigation.
He made his will and arranged his business so that no matter how quickly he passed away, he was prepared.
Mr. Day left an only daughter, the wife of Dr. Lewis Darling (Jr.) of this place. He had two sons, Carlos E. and William D. Day, now in business in Brooklyn, N.Y.
These, with the widowed wife, constitute the members of the bereaved family, and to them he left his estate by will, to be equally divided among them.
1) Roger Stanley, b. in Avon, Ct., April 27, 1838, d. June 9, 1842.
2) Julia Lavilla, b. Avon, Ct., Aug. 5, 1844.
3) Carlos Erastus, b. Avon, Ct., April 14, 1847. He was a druggist at Brooklyn, N.Y. (Memorial # 25821913)
4) William Doty, b. Avon, Ct., Aug. 19, 1850, not marr. He and his brother comprised the firm of Day Brothers, druggists, Ralph Avenue and Broadway, Brooklyn, N.Y.
5) Arland F., b. Avon, Ct., Nov. 21, 1851 and d. Feb. 1, 1858. (Memorial# 25798427)
In the Aug. 21, 1850 U.S. Census, 41 yr. old Carlos C. Day, a farmer, b. abt. 1809 in CT., was living in Avon, Hartford, CT. with his
37 yr. old wife, 'Lavinia' Day, b. in CT.
7 yr. old daughter, Julia L. Day, b. in CT.
3 yr. old son, Carlos E. Day, b. in CT.
64 yr. old Julia Woodford, b. in CT.
38 yr. old Cartha Hurd, b. in CT.
16 yr. old Adeline Hurd, b. in CT.
7 yr. old Byron Hurd, b. in CT.
Carlos and Lavilla's son, William D. Day should have been 2 days old, but he is not listed in this census. This census record and CT. birth records would suggest that William was born in 1851, not 1850.
In the July 24, 1860 U.S. census, 50 yr. old Charles C. Day, a farmer, b. abt. 1810, was living in Avon, Hartford, CT. with his
47 yr. old wife, Lavilla Day
16 yr. old daughter, Julia L. Day
13 yr. old son, Carlos E. Day
9 yr. old William D. Day
and 29 yr. old domestic servant, Sarah E. Thompson
According to the 1870 federal census, 61 yr. old Carlos C. Day, a farmer, b. abt. 1809 in NY, was living in Avon, Hartford, CT. with his
57 yr. old wife, Lavilla Day, b. in CT.
20 yr. old son, William D. Day, a farm laborer, b. in CT.
26 yr. old domestic servant, Louisa Bacon, b. in CT.
and Louisa's 8 yr. old daughter, Bell Bacon, b. in CT.
In the 1880 U.S. census, 70 yr. old Carlos C. Day, a farmer, b. abt. 1810 in NY, was living in Avon, Hartford, CT. with his
66 yr. old wife, Lavilla Day, b. in CT.
Carlos' father was b. in MA. and his mother in CT.
Lavilla's parents were both b. in CT.
Lavilla Woodruff Day (1813 - 1907)*
Julia Lavilla Day Darling (1843 - 1929)*
William Doty Day (1850 - 1921)*
Ancient Burying Ground
Created by: Chloe
Record added: Oct 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60494831
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