Biography of Edwin Alvin Day
North Central Ohio Biographies

Edwin Alvin Day. One of the prominent business men of Wooster and Wayne County is Mr. Edwin Alvin Day, who is identified with the E. A. Day & Company, 135 North Buckeye Street, Wooster. He was born at Corry, Pa., Sept. 28, 1866, the son of Charles C. and Mary (Harris) Day.

Charles C. Day was widely known as a newspaper man. He was born at Montrose, Pa., and lived on his father's farm at that place until he was 24 years of age. He then came to Ohio and for a time was associated with the old Commercial newspaper of Cleveland. He later became proprietor of a newspaper at Seville, Medina County, which he owned and operated successfully for more than 35 years. Mr. Day was one of the organizers and a charter member of the Buckeye Association of Newspaper Men. He had learned newspaper work while in the employ of a brother, Alvin Day, at Tunkhannock, Pa., who was the owner of the 'Wyoming Democrat." Charles C. Day died in 1908 and is buried at Seville. His wife, born at Binghamton, N. Y., died in 1918. To Mr. and Mrs. Day the following children were born: Edwin Alvin, the subject of this sketch; Frank A., lives at Milan, Ohio; Earl, lives at Seville, Ohio; Howard A., lives in New York City; Melvin and Ross, both deceased.

The education of Edwin Alvin Day was received in the public schools of Seville and following his graduation from high school in 1887 he attended Wooster University. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Denison College in 1892, spent the following two years as principal of Wadsworth Normal School, and later was an instructor at Heidelberg College, and then studied at Denison University for the degree of Master of Arts. His next work as a teacher was at Owatonna, Minn., and he later was superintendent of the high school at Houston, Minn. He also was president of Parket College at Winnebago, Minn., and in 1906 purchased a newspaper plant at Pelican Rapids, Minn., which he operated for three years. Mr. Day then came to Wadsworth, Medina County, and became owner of the "Wadsworth Banner." He also conducted a printing establishment in connection with the management of his newspaper. He subsequently owned newspapers at Beliville, Butler and Frederickstown, Ohio, being located at Belleville from 1908 until 1920. He then became superintendent of the printing department of the Ohio Farmers Insurance Company, of LeRoy, Ohio, and in 1924 established his present commercial printing plant at Wooster.

In 1895 Mr. Day married Miss Bertha Bentel, of Wooster, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Bentel, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Day have a son, Norman Eugene, who was born at Houston, Minn., Oct. 31, 1903. He is a graduate of Denison University, class of 1926, and is identified with the Chester Township High School as a teacher.

Mr. Day and his family are active members of the Baptist Church, Wooster, of which he is deacon and teacher of the Men's Bible Class. Politically, he is a Republican.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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