James Edward Day Jr.

James Edward Day Jr.

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Nov 1975 (aged 26)
Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row L, Lot 27 Upper, Site 5
Memorial ID 83742608 View Source

- James Edward Day [1914-1996]
- Mary Louise Burgess Day [1917-2012]

Military Service
US Navy
Aviation Electronics Technician (Navigation) Petty Officer First Class (ATN1)

The News (Frederick, MD) November 6, 1975

BARNESVILLE, Md. (AP) — The son of former U.S. Postmaster General J. Edward Day was killed early Wednesday evening after his truck hit two trees and burst into flames, according to Montgomery County Police.

Police said James Edward Day Jr, 26, was driving a 1974 pick-up truck on Route 109 in Barnesville in upper Montgomery County when the truck went out of control. Day's truck went over an embankment, struck two trees, and a fire began, police said.

Montgomery County Police are investigating why Day lost control of the truck.

Day graduated from Hood College last May. His father is a member of Hood's Board of Trustees.

Day lived alone in northern Montgomery County. His parents live in Kenwood.

Frederick News-Post - November 7, 1975

Mr. James Edward Day Jr., 27, who was killed Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, when his pickup truck went out of control in Barnesville. He was the son of former Postmaster General and Mrs. J. Edward Day of Kenwood, Md.

He was a graduate of Hood College and was in the mortgage loan department of the National Bank of Fairfax, Va. Mr. Day served three years in the U.S. Navy with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. He lived at the family farm near Barnesville.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. James A. Zurn of Erie, Pa., and Mrs. John Himmelfarb of Chicago, Ill.

Friends may visit the family at the Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be offered at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barnesville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Interment will be made in Monocacy Cemetery at Beallsville. The family requests any expressions of sympathy be made by donation to Hood College.

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