Addison H. Day
Morris Co. Up

Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899, p. 348

A well known resident of Chatham, Mr. DAY occupies a responsible position in business circles in New York City and is one of the most trustworthy and efficient employees of the Bank of the State, in which he has acted as receiving teller for seventeen years.  His birth occurred in Brooklyn, on the 16th of November, 1850, his parents being Henry Parsal and Henrietta Condit (BALDWIN) DAY.  The father was a native of Chatham, New Jersey, and for many years he was engaged in the coal business in Brooklyn, but subsequently he returned to the vicinity of his birthplace, where he engaged in farming for about thirty years.  He also dealt in real estate, and was a very enterprising and successful businessman.  He married Miss Henrietta C. BALDWIN, a daughter of Lewis N. BALDWIN, one of the heroes of the Revolutionary war.  He was a son of Stephen BALDWIN, whose father Ezra BALDWIN was a son of Nathan BALDWIN, a direct descendant of Sir John Baldwin, chief justice of the court of common pleas, in England, from 1636 to 1645.  In the direct line of the ancestry were three Richards, two Josephs, Jonathan and John, all titled gentlemen.  Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. DAY became the parents of four children: Lewis Baldwin, a resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey; Helen Mason, wife of Guy MARTIN, of Morristown; Addison H., and Clinton Spencer, of Cleveland, Ohio.  The father of this family was a member of the Presbyterian church of Chatham, and served as one of its elders.  His death occurred January 5, 1887, but his widow is still living.

Addison Henry DAY, whose name introduces this review, received a common-school education, which he supplemented by a course in the Newark Academy. On laying aside his text-books to take up the serious duties of life he sought and obtained employment as a clerk in the Ninth National Bank of New York, where he remained for two and a half years.  He also spent a similar period in the Metropolitan Bank, and then engaged in the stationery business with his brother, but after a time he returned to the Metropolitan Bank, where he continued until 1880, when he accepted the position of receiving teller in the Bank of the State.  His familiarity with the banking business in its various departments has made him very capable in his work, and he is regarded as one of the most reliable and able employees of the company.  He has the full, and unqualified confidence of the house, and is well worthy the trust reposed in him.

On the 6th of June, 1878, Mr. DAY was united in marriage to Miss Grace MINTON, a daughter of Hudson MINTON, and they have had four children: Percy Minton, who died at the age of ten months; Lawrence; Helen Minton and Henry Percy.  Mrs. DAY is a member, of the Presbyterian church. In his political associations Mr. DAY is a Republican, and is well informed on the questions of the day, political and otherwise.  Their home is in Chatham, where they have many friends and enjoy the hospitality of the best homes of the locality.

Transcribed by Ronald Day


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