||Thomas Robert Day, b. 03 Jan 1890, Mount Meigs, Alabama , d. 06 Apr 1969, Provident Hospital, Chicago, Illinois [2, 3, 4] |
||17 Dec 1911 
|Type: Civil |
- Gertrude Ford was born in Springville, Alabama in 1895. The Death record reports that her parents are George and Sweetie Collins. It's very possible that Gertrude Ford was adopted. Daniel Day, (Gertrude's son) reports that Gertrude's grandmother is white. Gertrude died just 6 years after she gave birth to her children, Daniel Edgar and Algernon C. Day. Gertrude died from complications as a result of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Thomas worked for Tennessee Coal and Iron Railroad in Birmingham, Alabama. After Gertrude died in May 1919, he couldn't work and care for the children alone. He sent them back to his hometown in Mount Meigs. Anna L. Judkins an aunt or cousin, took them in as her own. After she died, Richard and Rachael Day, their grandparents continued to raise them.
Thomas Day marries Collie and while Algie and Danny were in their teens.. he brought them up to Chicago.
Once in Chicago however Daniel and Edgar both lived in rooming houses, sometimes separate rooming houses and bounced from home to home. Thomas helped when he could but Thomas was also living in a rooming house himself.
Eventually, the teens learned to fend for themselves. Daniel and Edgar worked odd jobs and Daniel eventually joined the Military.
When Thomas died Daniel maintained communication with his Stepmother Collie Day and they became close.
Algernon C. Day married Rosa B. Billings and their union produced Cynthia and Algernon Day/Finley.
Daniel later married Sanone Nickerson in 1942 and they produced Sandra and Gregory.
Algernon C. Day Sr died April 25th, 1971 @ 59 years of age due to complications with Tuberculosis Meningitis and Edgar Day lived until 89 years of age.
|>||1. Algernon Carlton Day, b. 12 Aug 1912, d. 25 Apr 1971, Chicago, Illinois |
|>||2. Daniel Edgar Day, b. 10 Dec 1913, Montgomery, Alabama , d. 26 Jun 2003, Heartland Healthcare Center - College Park, Maryland |
||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.