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Doc Day
b. 1891 - d. 1975

Samuel T. "Doc" Day Jr. was born March 24, 1891 in Port Norris. He attended Millville public schools, then two years at Dickinson College at Carlisle, PA. He went on to study medicine at The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, followed by an internship at Northwestern General Hospital in Philadelphia.

During the first World War, Doc Day was a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps with the American Expeditionary Forces, serving in France in 1918 and 1919.

In May of 1919, he opened a private practice in Port Norris. In 1969, the Medical Society of New Jersey presented Doc Day with the Golden Merit Award for having been a practicing physician for half a century.

On November 16, 2008, Doc Day was recognized as a Legend of Port Norris.

Source: Uncreditied newspaper clipping, 1969.


May 1975

Samuel T. Day, Jr. (M), of Millville, New Jersey, died on November 12. During World War I, he served as a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps with the American Expeditionary Forces in France from 1918 to 1919. Following his return he began practice in Port Norris, New Jersey where he remained until his retirement in 1973. 

Source: http://www.mocavo.com/Scarab-May-1975-Volume-24/394789/15


October 12, 1889

Note: This is Doc Day's Father's wedding.

The wedding reception of Dr. S. T. Day [Sr.] and wife took place last night at the residence of Captain Charles Lake. The ceremonies began with an old-fashioned serenade with bells, kettles, tin pans, horns, &c, which inaugurated a very pleasant evening. Refreshments were served and the rest of the evening was spent in singing, and amusements of various kinds. Nearly all present were introduced to Mr. Jones and family which was very large and some thought not very mannerly. Those present were W. S. Lambert and wife, Mrs. John C. Hand, Mrs. James R. Morris and Misses Sadie and Annie Ficken, Lizzie Pashley, Ruth Chester, Nettie Sockwell, Ratie Robbins, Annie Pepper, Hattie Bloxsom, Priscilla Haley, Lena Ferguson, Hannie Hand, Annie Fowler, Sallie Buckmaster and Lizzie Chew; Dr. E. B. Sharp, J. H. Lake, Daniel Turner, Jr., Joseph Gibson, Oscar Buzby, Jere Reed, Warren Woodruff, John Jones, Belford Harris, Samuel Meredith, Samuel Lake, Jr., and Walter Chambers. We all join in wishing the doctor and his wife a long and happy married life.

Source: PNHS Pickings