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Day, Lettie Hayes Williams



  • Existence: 1880-1974


Known as "Ma Day," Lettie Hayes Williams Day was born on June 11, 1880, the daughter of Wyatt Hayes and Mary Jane Coffee. She married Paul Williams (1882-1928) on December 21, 1911 and they had three sons, Rodney P. (1915-1919), Ernest Boyd (1918- ) and Duke Edward (1922-1989). They lived near Boone, North Carolina. After Paul's death, Lettie remarried, to Millard Winfield Day (1880-1971), in 1936. Lettie died in Blowing Rock, North Carolina on September 20, 1974.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cooke and Day Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0766
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scans and copies of two letters to Mrs. Paul (Lettie) Williams in Shulls Mill, North Carolina from Mrs. J.D. Loizeaux (possibly Catherine Lorraine) of Plainfield, New Jersey. The letters are primarily concerned with the purchase of handcrafted articles; Mrs. Loizeaux seems to be a patron of sorts.

There is also a scan and a copy of an original song "The North Carolina Hills" written by Jennie Townsend Cooke.

Dates: 1936-1937, 1963