John Day

M, b. 23 May 1848, d. 13 February 1929
Father*Darby Day b. c 1809, d. 18 Feb 1882
Mother*Johanna Murnane b. 22 Jul 1819, d. 16 Nov 1902
Last Edited=4 Mar 2016
Johanna Murnane Day with her son John and Bridget Cooney Day
     John Day was born on 23 May 1848 in New York, New York, United States; Darby's and Johanna's first son Thomas was named after his paternal grandfather and died (probably in 1848). There is a fair amount of evidence to suggest that Johanna's father was James Murnane, and that she and Darby named their third son James after his maternal grandfather. This leaves the mystery of who the second son John was named after. With the death of Thomas, it is likely he would have been named after someone in his father's family. In many cases, in such a situation, a second child would be named Thomas as well. But in this case, Darby and Johanna named their second son John. Lacking any birth record for John, we cannot tell if his name was simply John or perhaps John Thomas or perhaps Thomas John.1 He married Bridget Cooney, daughter of John Cooney and Margaret Kinney, on 13 September 1872 in Marshall County, Illinois, United States; Witnesses for the marriage were John Moloney and Mary Ryan.2,3,4 John Day died on 13 February 1929 in Marshall County, Illinois, United States, at age 80.1 He was buried in St. Dominic's Cemetery, Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, United States.1
     He appeared on the census of 14 September 1850 in the household of Darby Day in Minden Township, Montgomery County, New York, United States.5 John Day appeared on the census of 4 June 1860 in the household of Darby Day in Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.6 John Day was confirmed in June 1863 in St. Marys Church, Henry, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.7 He appeared on the census of 14 June 1870 in the household of Darby Day in Saratoga Township, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.8 John Day appeared on the census of 13 June 1880 in Saratoga Township, Marshall County, Illinois, United States.9 He appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 in Essex Township, Stark County, Illinois, United States.10 He appeared on the census of 24 April 1910 in Penn Township, Stark County, Illinois, United States; John was working as a hired man. Bridget and the rest of the family still resided in Essax Township.11 He appeared on the census of 3 January 1920 in Toulon Township, Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, United States.12 He appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 in Essex Township, Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, United States; John is living apart from Bridget and the rest of his family.13

Family: Bridget Cooney b. 5 May 1854, d. 24 Dec 1929

Citations

  1. [S1] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/…, LDS Film 1643028.
  2. [S39] County Clerk's Office, Vital Records Stark County.
  3. [S10] County Clerk's Office, Vital Records Marshall County.
  4. [S31] St. Patricks Catholic Church, Church Records for St. Patricks Catholic Church.
  5. [S4] September 14, 1850 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  6. [S6] June 4, 1860 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  7. [S83] Jean Strange Davis, Heilige Marien Kirche: A History of St. Mary's Parish, Henry, IL, p. 14.
  8. [S5] June 14, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  9. [S2] June 13, 1880 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  10. [S345] June 5, 1900 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  11. [S347] April 24, 1910 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  12. [S349] January 3, 1920 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  13. [S351] January 9, 1920 Census Record, Provo, Utah, United States.
  14. [S14] Darby Day, Index of Cemetery, October 23, 1956 Dennis Day Files.
  15. [S343] Vera Day O'Hara Social Security Death Index, by Social Security Administration.