PLTC. Daniel Edgar Day

PLTC. Daniel Edgar Day

Male 1913 - 2003  (89 years)

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  • Name Daniel Edgar Day  [1
    Title PLTC. 
    Born 10 Dec 1913  Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 20783 Hyattsville, Prince Georges, Maryland, United States of America 
    Died 26 Jun 2003  Heartland Healthcare Center - College Park, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Jul 2003  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I61  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Mother Gertrude Ford,   b. 1895, Springville, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1919, Birmingham, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Photos
    Thomas, Gertrude, Algie and Danny Day. abt 1917
    Thomas, Gertrude, Algie and Danny Day. abt 1917
    Thomas, Gertrude, Algie and Danny Day. abt 1917
    Thomas, Gertrude, Algie and Danny Day. abt 1917
    Documents
    Thomas & Gertrude Marriage License
    Thomas & Gertrude Marriage License
    A then, 2 months pregnant Gertrude Ford marries Thomas Day, officiated by Reverend ? R. Fountain.

    A special thanks to Carolyn Mitchell, a Ford Descendant, for obtaining this for us from the Montgomery, Alabama Probate Court.
    Thomas & Gertrude Marriage License
    Thomas & Gertrude Marriage License
    A then, 2 months pregnant Gertrude Ford marries Thomas Day, officiated by Reverend ? R. Fountain.

    A special thanks to Carolyn Mitchell, a Ford Descendant, for obtaining this for us from the Montgomery, Alabama Probate Court.
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1913 - Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jun 2003 - Heartland Healthcare Center - College Park, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Jul 2003 - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    LTC, Daniel Edgar Day
    LTC, Daniel Edgar Day
    Daniel Day, Yokohama, Japan 1954
    Daniel Day, Yokohama, Japan 1954
    A Mini-Bio of Daniel Day's cartooning Past
    A Mini-Bio of Daniel Day's cartooning Past
    LTC, Daniel Edgar Day
    LTC, Daniel Edgar Day
    Daniel Day, Yokohama, Japan 1954
    Daniel Day, Yokohama, Japan 1954
    Dan Day, abt. 14
    Dan Day, abt. 14
    Dan Day, abt. 14
    Dan Day, abt. 14
    Leslie Rogers and D. Day at the Chicago Defender.
    Leslie Rogers and D. Day at the Chicago Defender.
    Leslie Rogers and D. Day at the Chicago Defender. In Rogers' Studio.
    Leslie Rogers and D. Day at the Chicago Defender.
    Leslie Rogers and D. Day at the Chicago Defender.
    Leslie Rogers and D. Day at the Chicago Defender. In Rogers' Studio.

    Documents
    Daniel Edgar Day's Obituary, Outside Cover.
    Daniel Edgar Day's Obituary, Outside Cover.
    Daniel Edgar Day's Obituary, Outside Cover.
    Inside the Obituary for Daniel Edgar Day
    Inside the Obituary for Daniel Edgar Day
    Inside the Obituary for Daniel Edgar Day
    Daniel Edgar Day's Obituary, Outside Cover.
    Daniel Edgar Day's Obituary, Outside Cover.
    Daniel Edgar Day's Obituary, Outside Cover.
    Inside the Obituary for Daniel Edgar Day
    Inside the Obituary for Daniel Edgar Day
    Inside the Obituary for Daniel Edgar Day
    One of Dan Day's cartoons, abt. 1930
    One of Dan Day's cartoons, abt. 1930
    One of Dan Day's cartoons, abt. 1930
    One of Dan Day's cartoons, abt. 1930

    Histories
    Daniel E. Day Mentioned in Time Magazine - 1945<br>
    Daniel E. Day Mentioned in Time Magazine - 1945

    Daniel Day Mention in:

Who's Who In America - 1984
    Daniel Day Mention in: Who's Who In America - 1984
    Daniel Day's Autobiography.
    Daniel Day's Autobiography.
    Daniel Day tells the Chicago Defender's audience about his humble origins, at just 16 years of age!!
    Daniel E. Day Paper Obituary
    Daniel E. Day Paper Obituary
    This is Daniel Day's Obituary as it appeared in the Washington Post, in 2003.
    Dan Day's Article About Michel Angelo.
    Dan Day's Article About Michel Angelo.
    Dan Day's Article About Michel Angelo.
    Daniel Day's Autobiography.
    Daniel Day's Autobiography.
    Daniel Day tells the Chicago Defender's audience about his humble origins, at just 16 years of age!!
    Dan Day's Article About Michel Angelo.
    Dan Day's Article About Michel Angelo.
    Dan Day's Article About Michel Angelo.

  • Notes 
    • Daniel Edgar Day was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1913. Dan moved with his brother Alger to Chicago, Illinois in 1923. In 1926 Dan worked his way into the offices of The Chicago Defender. He impressed Robert S. Abbott. The owner of Robert S. Abbott Publishing Company. He was taken under the wing of Mr. Leslie M. Rogers, the staff artist for The Chicago Defender. There, Daniel Day became an arentice cartoonist and was known as the "World's Youngest Cartoonist". In 1928, while learning the ropes there, Robert S. Abbott decided to pay Dan's full tuition to the Art Institute of Chicago. Young master Day did a lot of spot drawings and comics for the children's page called the Billiken (as in Bud Billiken--- the big children's parade held every year in Chicago around August.) Illustrations by Dan Day can be found in Defenders up until late 1930s where he drew a few of the Defender's flagship comic strip, Bungleton Green.

      He also illustrated a single panel comic titled "Old Dan the Numbers Man" which gave tips on numbers to play in the "policy" and a comic called "The Softest Job in the World," (for instance, measuring hula girls for grass skirts is a soft job!)

      Dan attended Crane Junior College from 1932-1933.

      He moved up to Assistant Editor by 1936. He eventually joined the Army National Guard in 1938. He later joined the Regular Army in 1941.

      While working for the Federal Bureau of Public Relations in 1942, he furthered his education. He graduated from American University in 1946. He was assigned to Japan in 1946 working for Headquarters, 8th Army. He returned to the States to attend Airborne School at Fort Bragg, NC. In 1952, Daniel was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and served in Korea from 1952 to 1953. He worked in Japan again from 1952 to 1953 working as a Procurement Officer.

      LTC. Daniel E. Day later became Professor of Military Science at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee 1955 to 1961.

      After retirement in 1961, Dan worked for Washington Correspondent National News Paper Publishers Association from 1961-66.

      He later worked for the government in various capacities: USDA 1966, Housing Development (as Deputy Director) 68-70 and had many Press affiliations.

      -- Biography Editors, Tim Jackson and Reginald Vaughn Finley Sr. (Apr 2009)

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] .
      1930 census from Chicago reports a Daniel E. Day staying with the George Freeman family.


      The 1930 Census for Cook County, Chicago City, Illinois has an Algie Day and a Daniel Day lodging with the Comer Family. It aears that many families were lodging at this residence.



    2. [S16] (Reliability: 3).
      Daniel Edgar Day
      Service Info.: LTC US ARMY WORLD WAR II, KOREA
      Birth Date: 10 Dec 1913
      Death Date: 26 Jun 2003
      Service Start Date: 24 Jan 1933
      Service End Date: 24 Feb 1961
      Interment Date: 21 Jul 2003
      Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211
      Buried At: Section 68 Site 4073