Biography of Chester Day
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Day, Chester, Colton, was born in Canton in 1825. He is the son of Jonathan Day, a native of Cheshire, Mass., born in 1771. who married at Addison, Vt., Rebecca Olin, born in 1782. They had ten children, In 1801 Mr. Day came to Canton, there being but four families in the town at the time. Here he resided on a farm until within a few years of his death, when he removed to another farm, and died in 1866 (February 28), his wife having died May 8, 1862. He had charge of the county house, the first one built, for several years. Chester Day was reared on a farm and had a common school education. He learned the cooper's trade, and is also a carpenter, and for a number of years built boats. He married Sarah L. Ames, of Canton, born June 10, 1825, by whom he has had seven children: Sarah L., horn November 18, 1845, who married William Smith, of Stockholm, and they have one son, William H., born December 19, 1847; Frances L., born May 16, 1852, who died in 1893, and who was the wife of Stillman Loop. She had two children, Harley D. and Edith M.; Marion A., who lives at home, born in 1854; Eva E., horn July 24, 1864, died in infancy; Mary L, born April 18, 1863, married Wilbur Page, of Potsdam; Eva M., horn June 2, 1865, married Orin Bradish, of Colton, and has one child, Ila. Mr. Day came to Colton in 1852, and has lived here ever since. He has been a guide in the South woods for the Kildare and Hollywood clubs for fifteen years, and has been employed in the woods for thirty five years. Mrs. Day died May 4, 1879. He went to work for Pratt & Co. in the spring of 1852, and worked for the company about seven years, having charge of the lumber yard five years. in 1882 he went to Jourdon Pond with Henry Day; he had charge of the building of the Kildare club house which was built that year.

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