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Walter De F. Day

Physician/Sanitary Commissioner

Centurion, 1875–1889

Full Name Walter De Forest Day

Born 6 October 1835 in Catskill, New York

Died 27 November 1889 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Catskill Village Cemetery, Catskill, New York

Proposed by Charles F. Chandler and Augustus R. Macdonough

Elected 4 December 1875 at age forty

Century Memorial

Dr. Walter De Forest Day was a man who was held in love and honor by troops of friends, and justified their regard for him in the fullest degree. He occupied one of the most responsible positions in the Health Department of this city, from the time of its establishment until a short time before his death, and proved himself to be a model public servant, earnest, faithful, intelligent and of rare integrity. He bore his last painful illness with characteristic courage and cheerfulness, and has left an unfading memory behind him.

Henry E. Howland
1890 Century Association Yearbook