DAY, HARRY LEVI, M.D. - Numbered among the experienced physicians and surgeons of Cass County is Dr. Harry Levi Day, of Virginia, who, although comparatively a newcomer to this city, having located here July 21, 1913, has already won recognition, built up an excellent practice and has been shown especial honor and confidence by his professional brethren. He was born at Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, December 7, 1872, a son of George Alve and Eliza C. (Hills) Day, the former of whom died in 1893, but the latter, now aged eighty-three years, still survives.
Harry Levi Day attended the public schools and took a Chautauqua course, before entering the University of Iowa, at Iowa City. Later, in 1899, he was graduated from the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, and then located at Lerna, Ill., where he began the practice of his profession, entering into a partnership with Dr. R. N. Leitch. This association was dissolved after six years on account of the increasing delicacy of his wife, with whom he then went to Arkansas and to other places in the hope of finding climate and conditions that would restore her to health.
Dr. Day was married to Etta A., a daughter of Dr. R. N. and Elizabeth (Hughes) Leitch, and they had three children, namely: Marian, Robert and Charles. Mrs. Day died March 31, 1913, having been born December 14, 1882, and is buried at Union, Mo. the mother of Dr. Day resides with him and the children receive her loving care.
Like all of the progressive men of his profession, Dr. Day is a member of the Cass County Medical Society, having recently been elected president of that organization; the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Central Illinois State Homeopathic Association. Fraternally he belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Odd Fellows, and is medical examiner of the former.