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Sarah Jane (Hunt) Golden Day (1825-1915)


Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 6/21/2017 at 16:27:47

The Adams County Free Press
Corning, Iowa
March 6, 1915

Mrs. Sarah J. Day died Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at her residence on Seventh street in the west part of town, from a lagrippe, having suffered from that disease for some time. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at her late residence and will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. W. Taylor. Interment will be made in Walnut Grove cemetery.

Sarah Jane Hunt was born April 1, 1825, in Clinton, Indiana, a short time after the family had removed from Virginia, all being natives of that state. She made her home with her grandparents for some years and with them removed to the state of Illinois where she was married in 1843 to James Golden, going to Burlington, Ia., to reside. Two children were born to them, Anna who died when 18 years of age and Miss Mary of this city. The husband and father died in Burlington in May 1849.

Mrs. Golden was again married to Samuel Day in 1854 in the same city, and five children were born to them, and are as follows: Jesse Edwin Day, Mrs. Sarah Roberts, Miss Ella Day, all of Kansas City; Mrs. H. E. Baker, Miss Letitia Day of this city. Mr. Day, the husband and father died September 24, 1872. Mrs. Day and family removed to Corning in March 1864, which has since been the home.

Besides her children Mrs. Day leaves thirty-three grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren, and many, many friends.

Although almost a recluse, owing to her advanced age and delicate health, she was a very bright lady and kept up with current events and was a good conversationalist and kept many friends who were always pleased for the chance of a visit with mother Day. Coming to the country [county] in the early days she always took a lively interest in the people of that period and could call up many interesting events of people, dates and places.

She was aged 89 years, 11 months and 3 days, and if she had lived until April 1st, would have reached her 90th year. Her two faithful daughters, Misses Letitia and Mary, especially will miss her in the home.

Mrs. Day was a member of the Methodist church for seventy-five years, uniting when 15 years of age, and was a very devoted christian, always taking a lively interest in the doings of her church.

The Adams County Union-Republican
Corning, Iowa
March 10, 1915
Page 11


Mrs. Sarah J. Day died at her home in west Corning Wednesday afternoon, March 3, 1915, aged 89 years, 11 months and 3 days. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Taylor, pastor of the Methodist church, and interment was made in Walnut Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Day was a lady of ability and remarkable character. She always kept in touch with the up to date matters of life. She was confined to her home on account of the advanced age, but it was always a pleasure to meet her and she leaves many friends who deeply sympathize with the relatives in their loss.

Sarah Jane Hunt was born in Clinton, Ind., April 1, 1825, and died at her home in Corning, Iowa, March 3, 1915, aged 89 years, 11 months and 3 days. She was married to James Golden in 1843 and moved to Burlington, Iowa. Mr. Golden died in 1849, leaving his widow and two children, Anna and Mary Golden. Mrs. Golden was married to Samuel Day in 1854 and in 1864 removed to Corning, Iowa, where Mr. Day died in 1872.

The surviving children are Mary Golden, Letitia Day and Mrs. Hiram Baker, of Corning; Edwin Day, Mrs. Sarah Roberts and Ella M. Day, of Kansas City; Samuel Day, Stephens, Ark.; Charles Day, Atlantic, Iowa; Landon Day, The Dalles, Ore., and Mrs. Almanda Houser, Seattle, Wash.

Mrs. Day was converted at the age of 15 years and united with the M. E. church of which she was a loyal member for 75 years.


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