DAY, CHARLES W., broom manufacturer, was born in Shrewsbury, York county, Pa., April 4, 1864; son of Jackson and Jane (Beck) Day. His grandfather, Levi Day, married Delilah Downs, by whom he had eight children: Sarah, born June 30, 1823; Mary J., born February 11, 1826; Jackson, July 30, 1828; Amos, August 22, 1831; Hannah F., February 18, 1835; Henrietta, March 11, 1838; E. Henry, May 4, 1841, and Enoch, December 1, 1844. Jackson Day was married, August 3, 1845, to Jane, daughter of John and Margaret Beck. Mr. and Mrs. Day had eight children: James, born August 2, 1849, married Catherine E. Ward, who died March 19, 1874; Noah, born May 1, 1851, married Mary Alda Gilbert, who died August 28, 1876; Levi, born March 4, 1853, died April 6, 1853; Emma, born June 23, 1854, died March 29, 1862; John Newton, born April 23, 1856; Oliver, July 14, 1858; Eli, March 4, 1861; and Charles W. Mr. Jackson Day died March 5, 1893.
Charles W. Day was four years of age when his parents removed to Millersburg, where he was educated in the public schools, attending part of each year until he was nineteen. For the next two years he was hard at work learning broom making, and at the age of twenty-one was ready to begin business on his own account. He opened a shop and by the diligent pursuit of his calling succeeded in establishing a large and profitable business, to the management of which he has given his attention up to the present time. Mr. Day was married, September 29, 1891, to Ella E., daughter of Edward and Agnes (Bowman) Steever, born March 4, 1873. They have one child, Steever Raymond, born January 24, 1894. Mr. Day is a Republican. He is a member of Syrian Commandery, No. 133, K. of M., at Millersburg. The family attend the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Day is regarded as one of the enterprising and solid business men of the town, and contributes his full share to the general prosperity of the community. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Steever, the parents of Mrs. Day, had two children: Ruth, died at about three years of age, and Ella E., Mrs. Day.
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Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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