Robert Eugene Day Sr - Time line

the 1930 census for Clint E. Day, Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA
Clint, b. abt 1898, birthplace NE & wife Charlotte E. Day, with 3 children, one son Howard E. Day.  

Can you trace Howard E. Day after the 1930 Census.  Did he get married and have children?  
I'm still trying to see if there is a connection with the Iowa Days and the MO Days. 

1940 census Clint Day age 43, Ottawa, IL.  About 30 minutes from Streator. Now I need to put a time line together to 
learn when my gr-father, Robert Eugene Day also lived in Ottawa, IL.  
Coincidental both Days, Clint and Robert Day lived at this time period in Ottawa, IL ?

Time line for Robert Day Sr. (incomplete) as of 3 Oct 2015


1899 - 2 May


Robert Eugene Day born to Eli Shep and Barbara Boyer Day, Leeper, Wayne Co., MO. Per Birth Certificate.








Robert Day age 11, parents O L Day and Barbra Day, Crystal, Jefferson Co., MO






1918 - WWI

Jefferson Co., MO 
FHL  Roll Number: 1683326 
Occupation: Pittsburg Plate glass Co. living at: 3 Pine St., Crystal City, Jefferson Co., MO







Robert Day Sr. Marries Cecil Allen Day






1923 - 22 Sep


Robert Sr. First Son is born. Robert  Eugene (Bobby) Jr. Day 1924- 10-4-1978








Robert Sr - 2nd son born, Donald Edmond Day






1925 ?


Robert Sr. & wife Cecil Allen Day divorce






1925 - 17 Jul


Robert m. Elsie Myrtle Melton, Kokomo, IN  I don't have their marriage certificate.

Information from Elsie, will contact daughter for copy of Marriage certificate.






1926 - 30 Apr


 Eugene Robert Day is born in Ellington, Reynolds Co., MO  Robert Sr. Day and Elsie Melton Days
                      First Born.





1929 Apr

Abt time my mother Roberta Rubis was conceived) Robert Day met my grandmother Helen Rubis Grennan.  
My mother Roberta was born 14 Jan 1930.  So we know Robert Sr. was living in Ottawa, IL as early as 1929, 
which was during The Great Depression





1930 - 16 Apr


Barbara Day ( Eli Shep died) HO 64 Jefferson Crystal City MO, Robert gr. son 6 yo and Donald  gr. son 5 yr. old are living with her. Children
of Robert Day Sr & Cecil Allen Day






1930 - 12 Apr


Robert Day was living at 201 1/2 Main St. Ottawa, IL  as a Care-man Plate Glass Worker






1930 - 23 Apr


Elsie Myrtle Melton was indexed as Elsie Day, with Son Eugene Day, age 3 yrs 11 months, which means Eugene was

conceived abt Jun/Jul 1926, living in Bowlan Township, MO (I do not know if Robert Sr.

My grandfather arrived in Ottawa, IL. Prior April of 1929. Elsie mentions they were separated in 1930.






1930 - 17 Apr


Helen a Rubis age 24 was living 903 Hall St, Streator, IL, with my mother 3 mos, & parents, Andrew and Mary Rubis. 

About 17 miles  from Robert Day, my grandfather





1935 - 26 Mar

Robert Days first wife Cecil nee Carlton, dies abt. age 31, Sanitarium, Ottawa, IL. from Obituary, Roberts sister, 
Mrs. (Lora) William Bennett takes Care of arrangements and had Cecil body sent for burial in Festus, Mo. Fink Funeral Home.
Cecil buried by other Day family Gomel Gamel/ Methodist Cemetery. 
Cecil Day: 24 Feb 1904 - 26 Mar 1935



Clint E Day living Ottawa, IL 43 yo.  Robert Sr. Day would have been abt. 41 yo






1946 - 15 Sep

Robert Day Sr. dies on farm in Ellington, MO









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