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Dr Edgar Arthur Day
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Birth: 1853
Death: 1906

Dr Edgar Arthur Day 1906 Obituary

1853 – 1906

The funeral service of Dr. Edgar A. Day was held at Idylease Inn Thursday, May 17th, his death occurring on the previous Tuesday. Interment was made in the family plot at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Though born in Brooklyn, N.Y., fifty-three years ago, his boyhood and most of his early manhood were spent on his father’s farm at Paradise, near Newfoundland, N.J. He laid the foundation of his education at a private school at Oak Ridge and followed with a course of study at the State Normal School at Trenton, where he prepared himself for teaching. For a time he was principal in the public schools at Jersey City, N.J., also at Hastings, N.Y. Later, after taking a medical course at the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, he practiced for some years in that city.

Conceiving the idea of establishing somewhere near the great cities an institution where people in broken heath might rest and recuperate, Newfoundland suggested itself to him as an ideal spot for its location, and about four years ago he matured plans for its establishment. A year later “Idylease Inn” was opened, and here he has lived and continued to labor and plan for the accomplishment of his ambition. Although not actively practicing medicine since the opening of the Inn, the Doctor’s work had included many instances of medical aid, which have contributed largely to the success attained.

While living in Brooklyn, Dr.Day was an influential member of the Lewis Avenue Congregational Church, an active worker in the “Congregational Club” of Brooklyn, and a member of the Royal Arcanum.

His entire life has been spent in unselfish devotion to the welfare and uplift of his fellows. In developing his plans for the Inn, it was his ideal to have it stand in influence for spiritual as well as physical health and rest. To this end he early instituted the practice of holding religious services on Sunday afternoons in the parlors of the Inn, and not only the guests but neighbors were invited to attend. These services were usually conducted by the pastor of the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church. The Doctor sought, too, to permeate the institution with a strong moral atmosphere.

He was the prime mover in the organization of the North Jersey Poultry Association and the Village Improvement Society of Newfoundland, both established within a few months. His constant thought and purpose were the advancement and improvement of Newfoundland, and his removal from the life of the village will long be felt.

THE BUTLER (N.J.) ARGUS, May 25, 1906.

Family links: 
  Anthony Ludlow Day (1818 - 1898)
  Elizabeth Strait Day (1825 - 1913)
  Mary F. M. Taylor Day (1849 - 1925)
  Alice Minott Day Moorhouse (1881 - 1961)*
  Florence Elizabeth Day (1883 - 1899)*
  Judson Frank Day (1847 - 1924)*
  Edgar Arthur Day (1853 - 1906)
  Edgar Arthur Day (1853 - 1906)*
  Susan Breese Day (1856 - 1916)*
  Mary Frances Day (1862 - 1945)*
  Elizabeth Strait Day (1865 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Preakness Reformed Church Cemetery
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.95218, -74.23223
Created by: E.Renkin
Record added: Feb 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47644576
Dr Edgar Arthur Day
Added by: Richard Zampella
Dr Edgar Arthur Day
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Dr Edgar Arthur Day
Added by: David Taylor
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Dr. Edgar Day was a founding member of the Newfoundland Health Association that built and operated Idylease in Newfoundland, NJ as a health resort.
- Richard Zampella
 Added: Jun. 20, 2016
Two entries for Edgar Arthur Day on Find-a-Grave #16754912 & #47644576. Different cemeteries with pictures of stone.
- Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 1, 2015

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