John Day, Jr.



(early Enterprise resident, World War I veteran)


John Day, Jr. was born August 29, 1892 along with a twin brother in Hamblin, Washington County, Utah.
Since their father's name was John, John Jr. often went by the name "Jack".

Jack grew up in Enterprise where he was a blacksmith.

Jack was drafted during World War I from Enterprise and was enlisted into the US Army at St. George
on August 4, 1918. He was sent to Europe where he served in combat in Company L, 8th Infantry with
the American Expeditionary Force in France. He was discharged from the Army on July 5, 1919.

His identical twin, Henry Tait Day, was back at home in Enterprise, and one of Jack's best quotes from
his letters in France was, "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.


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)
(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)
(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)
(2/16/1921-8/27/2000)   (married Grant Alger Twitchell)


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


John Day Jr.'s draft registration card

John Day Jr.'s military service record

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

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