This post was listed on the History of Greene County, MO on the website of the Springfield-Greene County Library. I was hoping to try and locate any ancestry of George DAY and his mother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
GEORGE SALE DAY. This gentleman was born at Lynchburg, Va., December 23, 1826. In 1837 he came to St. Louis, where he was educated in private schools, and at Xavier's College, now St. Louis University. While in St. Louis he learned brick-laying and brick-making and then became a contractor, and has since followed that business. In 1850 he went to New Orleans and stayed there until 1862. He then went to Vicksburg, where he lived until 1856. He next returned to St. Louis, where lived until 1871, when he came to Springfield, and has since made this his home. He has had contracts on many of the best buildings in the city. Mr. Day was married at New Orleans in 1852 to Theresa A. Fox. Their union was blest with one child, Laura, who married Prof. S. M. Godby, of Morrisville Institute. She died February 18, 1880, leaving an infant daughter. Mr. Day's first wife died May 29, 1882. In December following Mr. Day was married at Independence, Mo., to Mrs. L. C. Leftwich, by Dr. W. M. Prottsman. In 1876, Mr. Day was elected councilman of the city, serving two years, and in 1882 he was elected mayor upon the Republican ticket. Mr. Day was a Whig during his early life, but, on the dissolution of that party, became a Republican. He is a member of the M. E. Church South, and has been since eleven years of age. His father was Ezekiel Day, and mother was Miss Elizabeth Sale, a daughter of Col. George Sale, of the war of 1812. Mr. Day was named for him.