|| 1913 - 2003|
||10 Dec 1913
||20783 Hyattsville, Prince Georges, Maryland, United States of America |
||26 Jun 2003
||Heartland Healthcare Center - College Park, Maryland
||21 Jul 2003
||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia 
||Our Extended Family and History
||30 Jun 2010 |
||Thomas Robert Day, b. 03 Jan 1890, Mount Meigs, Alabama , d. 06 Apr 1969, Provident Hospital, Chicago, Illinois |
||Gertrude Ford, b. 1895, Springville, Alabama , d. 08 May 1919, Birmingham, Alabama |
||17 Dec 1911
||Thomas, Gertrude, Algie and Danny Day. abt 1917|
||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.
||Sanone Nickerson, b. 08 Feb 1915, Grand Rapids, Michigan , d. 07 Oct 1993, Michigan |
||18 Jan 1942
- 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)
- [S16] Census Data - Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).
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.
- [S16] Census Data - Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com) (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