Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     JAMES DAY, one of the pioneers of Douglas county, who weathered the trying times of early days, is now one of the prosperous citizens here and lives eight and one-half miles north from Hartline.  In the years he has remained here he has shown remarkable fortitude, excellent wisdom and progressiveness and the result is that he has hosts of friends, a good competence, and has become one of the respected men of the county.
     James Day was born in Susquahanna, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 1849, being the son of Edward and Mary (Clark) Day, natives of Ireland and New York, respectively.  The father died in New Orleans in 1849.  Our subject was educated in the common schools of his native country and remained in Pennsylvania until he reached manhood's estate.  In 1878, he moved to Nebraska, settling in Valley county, where he engaged in farming for four years.  In April, 1882, he moved to Idaho and later to Walla Walla.  It was in 1884, when Mr. Day settled in Douglas county and took up a homestead where he now resides.  He has improved the land in good shape and has a very nice home place.
     Mr. Day has one brother, Frank, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret McCann.
     At Spokane, on May 27, 1891, Mr. Day married Mrs. Mary Hayes, daughter of James and Ellen Hollarn, natives of Ireland and New York City, respectively.  Mrs. Day was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on December 16, 1857, and has two brothers, Michael and James.  To Mr. and Mrs. Day, three children have been born: James E., on May 1, 1893; Elizabeth A., on February 22, 1896; and John F.  While in Pennsylvania, Mr. Day spent fourteen years in the Elkhill coal mines.
     Mr. and Mrs. Day are adherents of the Catholic church and are well known throughout Douglas county, having walked in a manner that commended them to all.