Born: 1900 in London, England
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: John lived in Decatur, Illinois. Biography: The late John Day, grew up in the famous Barnardo's Orphanage in London. At the age of ten, he was sent across the North Atlantic to Canada to work on a farm. He eventually worked his way to Decatur, Illinois, where he spent the remainder of his life, frequently writing letters to the editor in various local and regional publications. His very candid biography includes his estrangement from his only son, his reaction to his first wife's love affair, to the Great Depression, to his own love affair, and to a second marriage. An active, competent, and graceful man until his last days, Day left a truly honest legacy of the life of an ordinary man.
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ISBN: 1878044559 OCLC: 38997270 Mayhaven Pub., Mahomet, IL : ©1997.