Richard Day

Richard Day[1, 2]

Male Abt 1856 - 1946  (~ 90 years)

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  • Name Richard Day  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Born Abt 1856  Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Residence Star Route 3, Bessemer, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1860  Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Age: 2 
    Residence 1880  Walkers, Montgomery, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1900  Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1910  Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1910  Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1920  Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Relation to Head: HeadResidence Marital Status: Married 
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 22 Jun 1946  Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 14
    Buried 30 Jun 1946  Virginia Mines Cemetery, Hueytown, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P151  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 

    Father David Day,   b. 1840, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Unknown Momma Day,   b. Abt 1840, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alberta Day,   b. Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel Johnson,   b. 1861, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1923, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1884  Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Children 
     1. Bob Day,   b. 1882, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Rebecca Day,   b. 1884, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1910  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     3. Richard Day, Jr,   b. 1886, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Carrie Day,   b. 1887, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Henrietta Day,   b. 02 May 1888, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1973, Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     6. Thomas Robert Day,   b. 03 Jan 1890, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Apr 1969, Provident Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     7. Louisiana Day,   b. 13 Jul 1892, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1963, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     8. John Day,   b. 1898, Mount Meigs, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1856 - Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Star Route 3, Bessemer, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 2 - 1860 - Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1884 - Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Relation to Head: HeadResidence Marital Status: Married - 1920 - Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1946 - Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jun 1946 - Virginia Mines Cemetery, Hueytown, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Richard Day Sr.
    Richard Day Sr.

  • Notes 
    • Richard Day Sr. is the grandfather of Algernon and Daniel Edgar Day. Cynthia (Day) Finley provided the picture of Richard Day you see here. She was informed by Daniel E. Day that Richard Sr worked the railroad. Richard's apparent age and building construction dates this pic possibly to around 1908 or so. Richard Day Sr lists his occupation as Farmer on all Censuses. His son, Richard Jr also worked the railroad according to the 1910 census. It's possible they both worked the railroad but for only a short time.

      Cook Station no longer exists as it was bought by the Dozier Family in 1937. The Doziers own the land now and run a "Cook Station Grill and Grocery" and "The Pit Stop" gas station on the corner of Wares and Cook Station Rd. The number is (334) 277-3277).

      The major export from Cook Station was lumber until World War II, then they started hauling gravel. "Cook Station hauled lumber and gravel all the way to Atlanta, GA." Mr. Dozier states that they moved the actual station and they now use it as a house on his property. We have old and recent photos of this house.

      Arthur Harris, a descendant of Richard Day's brother, Thomas Day, remembers "Uncle Dick" and his daughter Henrietta. Arthur, recalls that many of Uncle Dick's children moved to Birmingham and that Rachael died before Uncle Dick.

      Arthur reports that he remembers Uncle Dick getting ill and his family coming down to take him to Birmingham. He died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Jun 22, 1946.
      Our new found cousin, at the time "possible" cousin, Tommie Trimble pulled out her family Bible and to our amazement, noticed that Thomas Day, whom I suspected was Richard Day's brother all along was confirmed. To the right of the page you see Thomas Day and Lue Day. Under Thomas Day Sr you see under "Brothers", Richard Day! It's now official, the Finley Days have found some of their cousins in Mount Meigs, Alabama!

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2134050181] Census Data - Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).
      Found a number of Censuses mentioning the Day Family. Finally found the 1900 Census! - RVF,SR - 09-08-2007
      Richard and Rachael on the 1920 Census. RVF,Sr. - 09-08-2007
      Old Elam 1910 Census, and another 1910 Census with Richard and Rachell on it. It is definitely the same family. As the Old Elam census occurred one month prior to the Mount Meigs Census. I suspect they simply moved from Old Elam to Mount Meigs. This would place Richard closer to his job at Cook Station. - RVF,Sr. - 09-09-2007

    2. [S-2144004508] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=8662431&pid=151

    3. [S-2137537696] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unit), Year: 1910; Census Place: Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama; Roll: T624_28; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 122; Image: 903.
      Birth date: abt 1856 Birth place: Alabama Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama

    4. [S-2142948286] Alabama Deaths, 1908-59, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data - State of Alabama. Index of Vital Records for Alabama: Deaths, 1908-1959. Montgomery, AL, USA: State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Record Services Division.O).
      Death date: 22 Jun 1946 Death place: Jefferson

    5. [S-2137537696] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unit), Year: 1910; Census Place: Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama; Roll: T624_28; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 117; Image: 624.
      Birth date: abt 1857 Birth place: Alabama Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama

    6. [S-2137538330] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama; Roll: T623_34; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 124.
      Birth date: 1860 Birth place: Alabama Marriage date: 1880 Marriage place: Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama

    7. [S-1794821557] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627).
      Birth date: abt 1870 Birth place: Alabama Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    8. [S-2137537691] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States), Year: 1920; Census Place: Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama; Roll: T625_37; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 529.
      Birth date: abt 1868 Birth place: Alabama Residence date: 1920 Residence place: Mount Meigs, Montgomery, Alabama

    9. [S-1799824149] Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - "Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881–1952." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled reco).
      Birth date: abt 1883 Birth place: Death date: 22 Jun 1946 Death place: Bessmar, Jefferson, Alabama

    10. [S-2138647631] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite), Year: 1880; Census Place: Walkers, Montgomery, Alabama; Roll: 26; Family History Film: 1254026; Page: 261A; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 0523.
      Birth date: abt 1862 Birth place: Alabama Residence date: 1880 Residence place: Walkers, Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    11. [S-1779988193] 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,4).

    12. [S-1094709134] Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc).

    13. [S681225958] Alabama, County Marriage Records, 1805-1967, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    14. [S-2134050184] Alabama Death Index, (Ancestry.com).
      Name: Richard Day Death Date: 22 Jun 1946 Death County: Jefferson Volume: 22 Certificate: 10870 Roll: 4