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1892 Albany Township Biographies


Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley Wisconsin Edited by George Forrester A. Warner Publisher 1891-2

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Day, A.   
Day, A.
Day, Alfred, P.O. Box Mondovi, Buffalo county, was born at Sheffield, Loraine county, Ohio, July 28, 1838, a son of John and Cornelia A. (Sackett) Day. His grandfather, John Day Sr., was a Sea Captain. One of his ancestors, Robert Day, a native of Wales, came to Massachusetts at a very early day, probably in the Mayflower. John Day Jr. was born at Sheffield, Berkshire county, Mass., March 23, 1801. March 24, 1831 he married a daughter of Noadiah Sackett, who was born in Vermont. Their children were: Alfred, John I., Hubert and Lillie (Mrs. Barnes). John Day Jr. died at Sheffield, Ohio, March 22, 1871, and Mrs. Day died March 11, 1881. Our subject grew up on his fathers farm and attended the district school in the winters. He took part in the battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Second Bull Run, and Cloyds Mountain and also did considerable skirmish duty. He was discharged July 5, 1864. The following year he made a trip through the west, including the Chippewa Valley. In 1866 he removed to Eau Claire and was employed for the next few years in looking up and locating pine lands. In 1869 he purchased his present farm in Albany township. He married Oct. 10, 1869, Lida A., daughter of William and Adaline (Stevens) Holmes. Mrs. Day was born at Pierpont, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Day have six children. Addie C., John W., Hubert, Alice J., Lida Augusta and Lilly Pearl. Mr. Day now owns 280 acres of well improved land. He has begun breeding Jersey cattle. Politically he is republican, and has served as town assessor, chairman, justice of the peace, etc. For twelve years he was postmaster at East Pepin. He is a member of the G.A.R., and a highly esteemed citizen, and has held prominent offices in the Methodist Episcopal Church at this place.    back to top

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