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William Ballard "Bal" Day
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1847
Beetown
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1926
Retsil
Kitsap County
Washington, USA

William was the son of James Day and Ellen Mc Daniel.

"Bal" was the brother of James Henry, George Webster, Lewis Lincoln, Franklin Nicholas, David Walter, Nellie, Laura and Jessie Rosannah.

He was a favorite uncle of our grandmother Elise Day De Lille.

William served during the Civil War as a Private in Company E of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry. After his parents gave him permission, he enlisted at St. Paul, Minnesota in the summer of 1864.

His regiment went first to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, then to Memphis, Tennessee. He helped guard Little Rock, Arkansas after its fall, and finished out the war at Duvall's Bluff.

William married Mary S. Garlin in Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon on January 17, 1879. Mary died shortly afterwards in San Francisco, California.

He later married Augusta M. Perry in Yreka, California in 1882. That marriage ended in divorce in 1887.

Described as a ladies' man by himself and others, William married Nellie Mc Kean on April 5, 1900 in San Francisco. Nellie was well-liked by Bal's family and friends, and they were considered a good match.

In 1905, Bal and Nellie moved to Seattle, Washington, where he worked as a salesman, retiring to the Soldiers' Home in Retsil in 1915. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Day (1818 - 1868)
  Ellen McDaniel Day Deardorff Williamson (1816 - 1916)
 
 Spouses:
  Augusta Perry Procter (1865 - 1948)
  Nellie McKean Day Haag (1864 - 1935)
 
 Siblings:
  William Ballard Day (1847 - 1926)
  George Webster Day (1849 - 1913)*
  James Henry Day (1851 - 1902)*
  Franklin Mortimer Day (1853 - 1901)*
  David Walter Day (1854 - 1856)*
  Nellie Day (1858 - 1865)*
  Lewis Lincoln Day (1860 - 1906)*
  Jessie Rosannah Day Allen (1863 - 1888)*
  Laura Ellen Day Rich (1864 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Washington Veterans Home Cemetery
Retsil
Kitsap County
Washington, USA
Plot: Section 65, lot 21
 
Created by: James Burke
Record added: Nov 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16451261
William Ballard Bal Day
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William Ballard Bal Day
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