John Day, Jr.

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

JOHN "JACK" DAY, JR.

(early Enterprise resident, World War I veteran)

BIOGRAPHY

John "Jack" Day, Jr. was born August 29, 1892 in Hamblin, Washington County, Utah.

Jack served in World War I, 8th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force in France.
He was drafted from Enterprise in 1918 and served in combat more than a year overseas.
His identical twin, Henry Tait Day, was back at home in Enterprise, and one of Jack's best quotes from
his letters in Francewas, "I want to get home so bad sometimes I don't know which of the boys I am."
Jack returned to Enterprise and rarely left home again.

Jack married his sweetheart, Lorenza "Renzie" Barnum, on October 10, 1927 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Renzie died on January 30, 1976 and was buried in the Enterprise City Cemetery.

Jack died of a heart attack at his home in Enterprise on January 13, 1960.
His funeral was held in the Enterprise LDS Ward Chapel on January 16
and he was buried in the Enterprise City Cemetery.


FAMILY

John's Parents and Siblings:
    John Day, Sr.
    Lucy Philena Canfield Emmett Day  
        Emma Day
        John "Jack" Day, Jr.
        Henry Tait Day

(8/20/1861-3/9/1930)   (married 11/5/1888)
(1/21/1853-5/1/1901)
(8/1/1889-1/20/1975)   (married Thomas Elmer Hunt)
(8/29/1892-1/13/1960)   (married Lorenza "Renzie" Barnum)
(8/29/1892-8/29/1960)   (married Henrietta Barnum)

Lorenza's Parents and Siblings:
    Charles Henry Barnum
    Elizabeth Julianna Tait Barnum
        Rhoda Tait Barnum
        Esther Elizabeth Barnum
        Lorenza "Renzie" Barnum
        William Tate Barnum


(4/2/1864-12/6/1931)   (married 3/17/1883)
(11/9/1863-8/15/1939)
(1/21/1884-11/30/1969)   (married Don Thomas Emett)
(2/5/1886-2/19/1953)   (married David Carlos Emett)
(9/17/1888-1/30/1976)   (married John "Jack" Day, Jr.)
(11/10/1896-10/7/1970)   (married Ruth Snow)

John & Lorenza's Family:
    John "Jack" Day, Jr.
    Lorenza "Renzie" Barnum Day
        Anna Orlene Day


(8/29/1892-1/13/1960)   (married 10/10/1927)
(9/17/1888-1/30/1976)
(2/16/1921-8/27/2000)   (married Grant Alger Twitchell)


PHOTOS

Jack Day, Jr.
WCHS-03534   Jack
      Jack & Renzie Day
      Jack & Renzie
 

REFERENCES

Find-A-Grave entry for John "Jack" Day, Jr

Find-A-Grave entry for Lorenza Barnum "Renzie" Day