George Day, raiser and breeder of fine blooded stock, Delavan, comes of an old English family. He was born in England, August. 5, 1843, and obtained his education in the district schools. Coming to the United States with his father he settled in Lockport, N. Y., remaining there six years, and then worked on a farm with his father until he was twenty- one years old when he purchased a farm in Tazewell County, and began his independent and prosperous career, devoting his energies to general farming for about twenty years. At the end of that period he bought the place which he now occupies and began to raise and breed fine stock, an occupation he has successfully followed to the present time. In 1878 he moved to Delavan, Ill., and from there oversees the management of his large interests.
In religious faith Mr. Day is a Protestant, and, in political views a firm adherent to Republican principles. At present he holds the office of Constable.
In 1864 Mr. Day was married, at Delavan, to Miss Anna Carr, and six children have been born to them: John, Mary, Joseph, Charles, Carr and George. Mrs. Day is a native of London, Canada. The grandparents of the subject of this sketch were Reason and Anne (Cooper) Day, both of whom were born in England. The maternal grandparents were William and Mary (Sutton) Adams, while his parents were Joseph and Anna (Adams) Day, natives of England, the former born August 25, 1822, and the latter in 1823. Mr. Day’s uncle. William Day, located in Tazewell County in 1851.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 996
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