I should have realized there would probably be more than one George H. Day. Funny though, the signature looks a lot like my Dad's.
My Dad was born March 11, 1922 in Arbuckle, CA. His Father was (I think) William Thomas Day, and was born in Bulls Gap, TN. He moved to California and married my Grandmother and he passed when my Dad was 14 years old. I only saw my Grandmother a few times, she was "Grandma Day". I can do some research but I think her name might have been Mamie (not sure at all), I know she was born in California.
I appreciate your help!!!!
Dear D.J. Day,
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Oh my gosh Joshua; thank you so very much! I was afraid that the records had all been burned in the 1973 fire. It's wonderful that there are people like you out there helping to find and preserve history, especially history of individuals. Can't thank you enough.