Day Family

Day Family

Standing left to right: Louella E. Day, Newell F. Day, Rose Haight Day (wife of of Warren Elfonzo "Fonz" Day), Warren Elfonzo Day, May Manora Day.

Seated: Lucy M. Prince Day, Mabel Day (Elfonzo's daughter), William Williams Day.

William Williams Day was the son of Dexter B. and Hannah Cass Day, born Dec 28, 1825 in Genesse, New York. His great grandfather, Joseph Day, was a patriot in the American Revolution.

Lucy M. Prince Day was the daughter of Jonathan Prince and Nancy Miller Prince, born Jan 1, 1831 in Lady, New York.

They married in Dane County, Wisconsin in 1848, moving to Iowa about 1858 where William operated a lime kiln at a quarry owned by his father-in-law. Both sons married in Osage, Iowa. Both daughters married in Lynxville, Wisconsin when the family moved back there in about 1883. All, except for May, are buried at Lynxville.

Photo from a tintype taken about 1879-1880 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Submitted by Janet Nelson, Tintype photo courtesy of Beverly Isenberg, both are granddaughters of May Day


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Wrong email address

Sorry I typed in a wrong email address on my last post. Please use this one if you are interested in the Day family portraits that I have...

Tin Type

Thanks so much for sharing this photo...I have an exact copy on tin type! My Great great grandfather on my mother's side was Elfonzo Day and I have a very nice oval portrait of Mabel as an adult on display in my home. Your posting provided me with a few valuable "missing links". I also have quite a number of small portrait style pictures of the Day family that are not identified in any way. Let me know if you are interested in seeing them and possibly telling me who they are.

Day family photos

Hi, I saw your reply to this photo and was wondering who you may have photos of in the Day family, my grandmother on my mothers side was Harriet Jaillet Brockway, her mother was Edna Day and I was just curious if you may have anyone in their line, thanks.

Beth Blauser Coleman