|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1813|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1878|
New Hampshire, USA
Horace H. Day was born on July 10, 1813 in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts. He died on August 24, 1878, in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He was a prosperous business man, a spiritualist, as well as an eccentric. Horace made a fortune in the manufacture of rubber goods (India Rubber Company), and subsequently became embroiled in litigation with Charles Goodyear over a patent for the vulcanization of rubber. In his later years, Day purchased property from the Niagara Water Power Company consisting of 700 acres bordering the Niagara River. He encouraged the development of mills on his land to take advantage of the tremendous power generated by the river. There were no tenants due to the exhorbitant rents that Day insisted on charging. Then, he conceived an idea that never materialized. Day wanted to lay pipe from Niagara Falls to supply air pressure for running all types of machinery. He perfected one more invention just a few weeks before he died. That was a machine for grinding bark to be used in the tanning of leather. [Note: No memorial marks the final resting place of Horace H. Day. He rests in Section 25 - Lot 1731.]
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Created by: Beverly G. Kirby-McDonou...
Record added: Dec 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17146648
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