Henry Ballard Day, Jr.

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Henry Ballard Day, Jr.

Birthplace: Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Death: September 07, 1900 (69)
Dayton, Columbia, Washington, USA
Place of Burial: Dayton City Cemetery, Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Ballard Day and Rosannah "Rosina" Day
Brother of Dr. John Harvey Day; James Day; Nicholas Tarter Day; Jane Tarter Day-Newland; Dr. David Henry Day, Sr. and 5 others

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About Henry Ballard Day, Jr.


From a biography written about Henry B. Day in 1895:

In 1846, Henry moved to Wisconsin with his brothers, where they worked in the lead mines for a few years. In March 1850, Henry headed to California along with his brothers, Nicholas, Jesse, and cousins Patterson and George Day and Al Hill and John Ernest. They obtained their outfit at Dubuque, Iowa, crossed the Missouri River at Iowa Point, about twenty miles above St. Joseph, and there Mr. Day saw his first Indian lodges. They proceeded through Forts Kearney and Laramie, crossed the Rockies, and then took the Fort Hall route. A chance circumstance caused them to alter their plans to go to California. While camped they saw coming from the west a horseman, who proved to be a brother of Mr. Hill, and who informed them that their best plan would be to go to Oregon, remain there during the winter, and then proceed to California in the spring. As reasons for this decision he informed them that they would find plenty of feed and no difficulties on the Oregon route, and that only one party was ahead of them, while the road to California was crowded with emigrants, and cholera was prevalent the entire distance. After considering the matter, the party turned toward Oregon.

Henry helped settle Yamhill County, Oregon, which is south of Portland. He continued engaging in mining, but branched off into raising livestock in Columbia County, Washington, and became very successful in these endeavors. Henry was elected in November 1890 to the first state legislature in Washington. He owned 1400 acres in Columbia and Garfield Counties, and real estate in Puget Sound. He was considered one of the best known and most respected citizens of eastern Washington.

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Henry Ballard Day, Jr.'s Timeline

November 12, 1830
Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, USA
September 7, 1900
Age 69
Dayton, Columbia, Washington, USA
Age 69
Brooklyn and Dayton Precincts Dayton city Ward 1-2, Columbia, Washington, United States
Dayton City Cemetery, Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States