10 February 2011

Guardian Of Dr. Day Of Detroit

Wayne Co., MI, Probate Index

The information was taken from Probate records from archives of Wayne County, Michigan / Michigan Works Progress Administration, Vital Records Project, published by the DAR:

Richardson, Hadley W.
Guardian of narcotic addict Dr.
Paul M. Day

Hadley (or Hedley) Richardson, born in Canada in 1871, was a lawyer who married Florine Whitaker on 7 October 1900 in Detroit, Michigan.  It was probably he who was Paul M. Day's guardian.

Paul M. Day, a physician, married Rebekah Scotten in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, on 15 May 1896.  He was born 18 March 1871 in Rush Creek Twp., Logan Co., Ohio.  Paul and Rebekah had a daughter, Ruth, on 14 Dec 1897.

Groom's Name:     Paul M. Day
Groom's Age:     25 years
Groom's Birthplace:     Ohio
Bride's Name:     Rebekah Scotten
Bride's Age:     21 years
Bride's Birthplace:     Michigan
Marriage Date:     15 May 1896
Marriage Place:     Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Groom's Father:     John. C. Day
Groom's Mother:     Mary E. Spain
Bride's Father:     Orren Scotten
Bride's Mother:     Mary C. Mcgregor

Paul M. Day died on 1 August 1900, from an overdose of aconite.

The informant on Mr. Day's death certificate was H. Richardson.

Rebekah (Scotten) Day married 2nd (Colonel) Dr. Angus McLean on 9 April 1907 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Dr. McLean was surgeon of the Detroit Police Department from 1895 to 1901.

United States Census, 1910
Residence:     Detroit Ward 1, Wayne, Michigan
Angus Mclean     M     48y
Spouse     Rebecca Mclean     F     35y
Child     Ruth D Mclean     F     12y (Ruth Day)
Child     Marion Mclean     F     1y 10m
Child     Katherine Dutch     F     25y
    Idabel Rotsel     F     20y
    Catherine Bennett     F     53y

A search for Hadley Richardson in Michigan yielded the following results! [Not the Hadley Richardson who was Paul M. Day's guardian, though]

Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Groom's Name: Ernest M. Hemingway
Groom's Age: 23 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1898
Groom's Birthplace: Oak Park, Ill.
Bride's Name: Hadley Richardson
Bride's Age: 30 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1891
Bride's Birthplace: St.Louis, Mo.
Marriage Date: 03 Sep 1921
Marriage Place: Horton Bay, Charlevoix, Michigan
Groom's Father: C.E. Hemingway
Groom's Mother: Grace Hall
Bride's Father: Jas. Richardson
Bride's Mother: Florence Wyman


Goldengirl 3 said...

I am going through several old books and Ruth Day Mclean handwriting is on some of the books. I am selling these on ebay. Lots of these books contain books I have read.

Goldengirl 3 said...

Folks these books were picked up on the side of the Road near Haydenville, MA.