Thomas Robert Day1890 - 1969
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|Birth||03 Jan 1890||Mount Meigs, Alabama|
|Residence||214 East 37th. Street, Chicago Illinois, 60653|
|Died||06 Apr 1969||Provident Hospital, Chicago, Illinois |
|Buried||09 Apr 1969||Washington Memory Gardens, Homewood, Illinois|
|Person ID||I62||Our Extended Family and History|
|Last Modified||30 Jun 2010|
|Father||Richard Day, Sr, b. 1856, Alabama , d. 22 Jun 1946, Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama|
|Mother||Rachel Johnson, b. 1861, Alabama , d. 30 Jan 1923, Mount Meigs, Alabama|
|Married||22 Nov 1884||Montgomery, Alabama|
New genetic information concludes that the paternal Day line is directly from Africa, No European paternal blood in the mix. Provided via Ancestry.com.
The Sorenson Database.. shows that our Day line markers most resemble the people from Cameroon West Africa. - R. Finley Sr 03-35-2009
Genetic sequence for future researchers below:
|Family ID||F117||Group Sheet|
|Family 1||Collie Day, b. 1898, Mississii , d. 21 Sep 1971, Chicago, Cook, Illinois|
|Married||Yes, date unknown|
|Family ID||F419||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Gertrude Ford, b. 1895, Springville, Alabama , d. 08 May 1919, Birmingham, Alabama [2, 3, 4]|
|Married||17 Dec 1911 |
|Photos||Thomas, Gertrude, Algie and Danny Day. abt 1917|
|Documents||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|
|Pin Legend||: Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set|
|Photos||Thomas Robert Day
1890 - 1969|
|Documents||Thomas Day WW-I Draft Record|
Interesting Find! Thomas reports that he was born Jan 03, 1892. That he has a wife and two children and that he is from Mount Meigs, Alabama. So our Days moved to Birmingham! The record states that Thomas is tall and slender, and apparently has something wrong with his feet. A mashed toe perhaps. The company he works for is listed as T.C1 and he worked in Ensley which is a few miles West of Birmingham. TC1 is most likely the, "Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company" now called Birmingham Southern Railroad.
The Date of Registration is June 05, 1917 which means that Gertrude was alive at least until that time.
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|Thomas Robert Day, Death Certificate 1969|
This is Thomas Robert Day's Death Certificate.
|Histories||"Slave-like" forced labor long after slavery was supposed to be abolished.|
Henrietta Day, daughter of Richard Day Sr married Armstead Handy. Armstead packed up the family and left farming for the promise of decent regular pay. Armstead worked the Coal Mines in Jefferson county Alabama, for the Tennessee Coal and Iron company in the 1920's as did Thomas Robert Day from about 1916 to 1928. Armstead was later joined by his son Leon to mine by the 1930 census.
The following article depicts what life was like for many black miners and railroad workers in the South. Particularly those young black men working for Tennessee Coal and Iron in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Original article here: