NOTE: For privacy the living are represented by initials and those born after the 1960's are not listed.~Janice Day Amenta
(I also write under the name: J.D. Holiday)




Day Tree ~ The Day's. How far back do we go!

1792 in New Jersey.

Unknown Day children from about the1890's

But from there we lose the trail. I found all my research, which I did in the 1990's, at the NJ State Archives, Church of Latter Day Saints, and I had work done at the Paterson Library as well as Lambert's Castle. At the NJ State Archives I met a genealogist, Betty Barker, who worked there. She knew a great deal about the Day family history. She believed we were on the 'poor' side of the family! She told me there was a family split and records from the poor side are scarce due to poor families having no bibles (where people wrote down family events) or time to keep records while the wealthy families owned a Bible and kept records. The Day family in New Jersey 

Descendants in Day Family

Generation No. 1
GEORGE  DAY was born Abt. 1818 in NJ. He married SARAH ANN SUSHEL DAY. She was born Abt. 1822 in NJ (INFO on son Ira's marriage record). 
Sarah was also called Sally Ann on some census.

 Note: a woman, MARY age 59,  lived with George and Sarah on the 1850 census. She was born Abt. 1791. Could be either George or Sarah's mother.
Generation No.2
Children of GEORGE DAY and SARAH DAY are:
 MARGARET DAY, b. 1844, NJ (on 1850 census).
 MARY DAY, b. 1848, NJ (on 1850 census).
PHEBY JANE DAY, b. 1850, NJ.
EMALINE (DIED BY 1870) DAY, b. 1852, NJ.
JOHN DAY, b. 1853, NJ.
IRA DAY, b. August 5, 1854, Wanoque, Pompton, NJ-said 42 yrs. in 1900.
SARAH DAY, b. 1856, NJ.
 SUSAN DAY, b. 1859, NJ.
 HALSTEAD DAY, b. March 1, 1861, NJ; d. February 2, 1941, St. Joseph's Hos., Paterson, NJ.
 MARTIN DAY, b. 1862, NJ (place on 1880 census).
ELISABETH DAY, b. 1863, NJ (on 1880 census).
EUGENE DAY, b. 1864, NJ.

NOTE: Ira DAY (GEORGE Day) was born August 5, 1854 in Wanoque, Pompton, NJ-said 42 yrs. in 19001. He married HELEN (ELLEN OR, NILLY, ELLA) GORMAN October 16, 1884 in Paterson, NJ, daughter of WILLIAM GORMAN and HELEN GORMAN. She was born November 1864 in Ireland, NR-was 32 in 1900.
Notes for IRA DAY:
The family lived at 189 Jackson St., Paterson in 1900. 
Helen Gorman Day, daughter of William Gorman and Helen Demond. Lived in Bergan County, NJ
Connect to the Gorman Tree
Generation No. 3
Children of IRA DAY and HELEN OR are:

 HALSTEAD DAY, b. October 1884;
Abt. February 21, 1924, 40 yrs. old-Paterson, NJ.
Notes for HALSTEAD DAY: 
Halstead J. Day was not married and at the time of his death, in 1924, his mother, Helen Gorman Day (60 yrs. old), his sister, Minnie Day Parliman(about 33), and his brother, Ira Day (35 yrs. old) were all still alive. Father, Ira Day, brother, William, both died earlier. 
WILLIAM DAY, b. February 1887.
 IRA M. DAY, b. November 9, 1889, Paterson, NJ; d. May 30, 1955, 8 Weiss St., Paterson, NJ St. Joseph's Hos.
 MINNIE DAY PARLIMAN, b. September 1891.
 HALSTEAD DAY (GEORGE) was born March 1, 1861 in NJ, and died February 2, 1941 in St. Joseph's Hos., Paterson, NJ. He married MARGARET MAHER DAY. She was born May 1862 in Ireland.  Notes for HASTEAD DAY:
At his death Halstead Day lived at 43 Bridge Street, Paterson. He was 79 years old. He was retired for 20 years. At his death his wife, Margaret Maher Day was already dead in 1941.
Children of HALSTEAD DAY and MARGARET DAY are:
GEORGE4 DAY, b. June 1883, NJ.
SARAH DAY, b. February 1884.
 JANE DAY, b. March 1886.

IRA M. DAY (IRA, GEORGE) was born November 9, 1889 in Paterson, NJ, and died May 30, 1955 in 8 Weiss St., Paterson, NJ St. Joseph's Hos. He married MARY (MAY) CONNELL DAY, daughter of PATRICK CONNELL and SARAH CONNELL. She was born June 2, 1895 in 284 Getty Ave., Paterson, NJ, and died Abt. November 2, 1987 in (believed) Totowa, NJ.

Connect to the Connell Tree

Notes for IRA M. DAY:
Ira Day, son of Ira Day, b. August 5, 1854( about 31 at son's birth), and Helen (or Ellen/Nilly/Nellie) Gorman Day born in Ireland and 25 yrs. old at son's birth.
Ira Day was 65 years old at time of death, about May 30, 1955. He was called Dada by his grandchildren.

Generation No. 4
Child of IRA DAY and MARY DAY is:

IRA REESE DAY, b. January 13, 1921, St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ; d. June 27, 1970, St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ.
IRA REESE DAY (IRA, IRA, GEORGE) as born January 13, 1921 in St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ, and died June 27, 1970 in St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ. He married RUTH C DUNN DAY April 15, 1944 in ST. Mary's Church, Union St., Paterson, NJ, daughter of JOHN DUNN and SADIE DUNN. She was born January 23, 1916 in Paterson, NJ, and died November 10, 1971 in Paterson, NJ.

Connect to the Dunn Tree

Notes for IRA REESE DAY:
Ira told his children that he was one quart english, so going back, George (abt 1818) and Sarah Day (abt 1820) were both full engish.
Ira told J Day, his 3rd daughter, that he was laid of from his job at Curtis Wrights in 1951 the year Janice was born. They lived in a cold water flat in Lodi, NJ. During that time, at 6 months old, Jan had her first asmtha attack and was in and out of the hospital untilshe was 2 and a half years old. Aunt Babe (Francis Dunn Baron) and some of the others would help out with bringing food. After about a year, Ira got his job back.
He said that when he went back to Curtis Wrights he deviced a filing system that oonly he knew. He rearanged letters of the alphabet in his head making his own system and he did all the filing. His secretaries typed and answered the phone only. He would use files and replaced them right back in the filing cabinets. No one else knew how to find anything in his office. This worked and he was the boss there for many years.
Summer of 1998, L D M, Ira's oldest daughter, was talking on the phone to E and T G (best friends of Ira (Ike) Day ( b. Dec,11,1953). E and L were talking about their family trees and how the Day line was stopped about the 1820's with George and Sarah Day in Paterson, NJ and trying to link them to a Captain Samuel Day, a revolutionary was hero when Mrs. H, E G's mother said, that we had a somewhat famous person in our family. That our father, Ira R. Day was somewhat famous locally in Paterson because everyone knew that there was a man who would help people with their taxes and the IRS.  Mrs. H said didn't we remember how packed the funeral home was when he died. Many people wanted to pay their respects.
At a Dunn family reunion in 1991, which Dand I, J, along with D's wife, C, their daughter, C M and my daughter, J W all went. There I was told by 3 cousins, things about our father. J N told me how my father helped him make a few decisions that helped him and how thankful he was for that help. B B told me how my father helped him in the same way and M B said my father helped his mother, my Aunt Babe (Frances), after his father died. He said she couldn't have made it without my father's helped. They all said they and others admired him and they had great memories of him.

Generation No. 5

Children of IRA DAY and RUTH DAY are:

 L D M  She married W M October 7, 1967 in St. George's Church, South Paterson, NJ.
The have 2 children.

 D D W. She married B W April 1969, son of B W and H W.
They have 1 daughter.

Connect to the Winterberg Tree

 J D A. She married A K A on September 24, 1971. They have 1 daughter.

Connect to the Amenta Tree

IRA REESE DAY, JR., d. August 8, 1989, Paterson, NJ.

D J D He married C B D in NY, daughter of F X.B and D .
They have 6 children.
Connect to the Brennan Tree 

Notes for IRA REESE DAY, JR.:

Called Ike. Was called Junior until he was 2, then they decide to call him Ike after President Dwight(I like Ike) Eisenhower.
Ike was orphaned at age 17 and lived in the YMCA, then with his closest friend, Tom G and his family. Serviced in the Navy on the USS Lyndsay McCormick (a battle ship) for about 4 years. After he got out, he lived with his brother, D D and his wife, C D. He worked fixing cameras and as a letter carrier in the Post Office, Paterson, NJ. He along with T G and his wife, E G, bought a house on 8th Street in Paterson. Ike finally received his college degree in history and was planning on teaching when he died. He also had applied for a position in the Post Office a Postmaster. After his death, the family learned he would have gotten that promotion.

DAY Name Meaning

Day Name Meaning English: from a pet form of David. English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English d?ge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O’Dea). Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Daìdh, a colloquial form of David. Welsh: from Dai, a pet form of the personal name Dafydd, Welsh form of David.

Charlie Amenta with their dog, Suzy, 5th Ave. Paterson

Charlie Amenta with their dog,  Suzy, 5th Ave. Paterson