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Death Of Rev. Benjamin Day

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Rev. Benjamin Day died at nis resid-ence on Washtenaw avenue, Saturday evening, from an attack of bronchitis wlth which he had been suffering for about a week. Probably 110 more generally beloved man, energetic Christian or more patrlotic and peace-loving citizen ever resided in Ann Arbor. He was born in Essex county, New York, in 1807, nis father being Rev. Stephen Day. He grew to inanhood in his native state. His early training was in anticipation of a ministerial career, and he received an excellent classical education. In 1834 he was ordained to the ministry, belonging to the odist denomination. His iirst ehargt was at Bloomficld, N. J., and afterwards at Jersey City, N. J. and Milford, Pa., and several other places. About twenty-five years ago he was obliged by ill-healtli to give up active work iu the ministry, raucli to nis regret. About 1870 he moved to Ann Arbor and soon alter purchased the property on Washtenaw avenue, where he died. Sinee coming here he has been an active worker in the Methodist churcli in this city, and vei-y often in the absence of the regular pastor, he has filled the pulpit. Mr. D:iy was not a member of the Detroit conference, but held his membership iu the Eastern conference of New Jersey. Wlnle living in New Jersey, he was united in marriage to Mary A. Taylor, who during their long wedded life proved a willing helpmate, and still survives to mourn his loss. The funeral was held at the Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon, and was largely attended.