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Dr David Henry Day, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1825
Burkes Garden
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1896
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Son of Henry B. Day and Rosannah Tarter.

Brother of John Harvey, James, Nicholas Tarter, Jane, Jesse Newberry, Henry B. and Mary Justice.

Husband of Caroline Butler.

Father of David, Jr., Charles B., Alice, Lily and Gordon Butler.

David left Virginia, along with the rest of his family, and settled in the lead regions of Wisconsin in 1846. For three years during the summers, he worked in the mines while studying medicine at night. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1849. In the spring of that year, David first came to St. Paul, where he began to practice medicine. That year, he was elected recorder of deeds. He was a member of the legislatures in 1852 and 1853, representing Benton County, of which he was a temporary resident. David left his medical practice in 1854 and entered the drug business, in which he continued until 1866. In 1871, he was appointed one of the board of the state prison inspectors and in 1874, to the commission of state fisheries. In 1875, David was appointed postmaster of St. Paul, a position he held until 1888. David was also involved with the construction of the Ramsey County Courthouse. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Ballard Day (1787 - 1834)
  Rosannah Rosina Tarter Day (1794 - 1868)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Sydney Butler Day (1838 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  Gordon Butler Day (1859 - 1863)*
  David Henry Day (1864 - 1940)*
  Charles Butler Day (1865 - 1898)*
  Alice Evelyn Day Boyesen (1872 - 1965)*
  Lillian Warnick Day Ewing (1874 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Harvey Day (1816 - 1897)*
  James Day (1818 - 1868)*
  Nicholas Tarter Day (1820 - 1908)*
  Jane Tarter Day Newland (1823 - 1889)*
  David Henry Day (1825 - 1896)
  Jesse Newberry Day (1828 - 1893)*
  Henry Ballard Day (1830 - 1900)*
  Mary Justice Day Kimball (1833 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: 25 3 W22
 
Created by: James Burke
Record added: Sep 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15574978
Dr David Henry Day, Sr
Added by: James Burke
 
Dr David Henry Day, Sr
Added by: James Burke
 
Dr David Henry Day, Sr
Added by: Lee M. Frederick
 
 
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Thanking you for your service to humanity. Being a physician was only one of the ways your served. May God keep you in his heavenly home.
- Heaven's Gate
 Added: May. 2, 2017
my first cousin four times removed
- rachel6677
 Added: Sep. 17, 2015
Rest in Peace.
- Gary McMillan
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014
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