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Federal Prohibition Agent Malcolm Malachi Day

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Prohibition Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, February 14, 1925

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Reflections for Federal Prohibition Agent Malcolm Malachi Day

My grandfather was George Britton Day. He was Mack’s nephew. He told me when he got back from Europe after WW1 Mack meet him at the train station to tell him not to go into the mountains and make moonshine. He did it any ways the money was too good I guess. He also said Mack showed up at the farm and he had a still going over the hill. He was so nervous that he was sweating. Mack must not have smelled it because he wasn’t arrested.

John Day
Great great nephew

December 30, 2019

I am the Great Great niece of Mac Day, his brother Alexander was my Great Grandfather aka Ben Gay. Rumor has it Mac Day told his brother to go out West and change his name after shooting and killing a man. Would love to know the true story. I have spent years working on the family tree which leads to being a descendant of the Indian Chief Black Hawk.

Cathie Feiler Wilson
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Cathie Wilson
Great Great Niece

August 5, 2019

PROUD TO SAY THAT BIG MAC DAY WAS MY GREAT GREAT UNCLE ,MY GREAT GRANDFATHER THOMAS PATTERSON MARRIED BIG MACS SISTER MARY DAY SO SHE WOULD BE MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER / WOULD LOVE TO SEE PHOTO OF MY GREAT GREAT UNCLE MAC DAY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN JOHNNY PATTERSON GREAT GREAT NEPHEW HAMPTON TENNESSEE

Johnny Patterson
Great,great nephew

July 25, 2017

Yes send me r mail address.

Virginia Day
Virginia E. Welch Day. My grandmother.

May 12, 2017

Hi Brittany! Maclcolm Malachi Day was my great great grandfather, which makes you and my mother first cousins. Can i send you my email address and we communicate some?

Chante Day Velez
Great Great Grand Daughter

October 7, 2016

Malcolm Malachi Day was my great grandfather. He was the father of my grandmother, Dorothy Louis "Dot" Day Barnett Evans. Dorothy had one son and three daughters, Robert "Bobby" Barnett, Vista Barnett Williamson, Jennifer Barnett Copeland, and my mother Jacqueline Barnett Benefield. My mother, Jackie, has an almost complete genealogy of the family as a whole and how they were all connected going back to the day they arrived in the United States for those family members who are looking for additional information. She also has a copy of the book about Mack Day I believe.

Brittany Benefield Swain
Great Grand Daughter

September 6, 2016

Proud granddaughter of Mac Day. Daughter of his youngest child Dorothy Louise Day and proudly carry the name of two of his other daughters, Vista and Bernice. Have read the book, and heard the song about my grandfather, he must have been a real Crusader . And was also known as the bogeyman, because he would sneak up and arrest his prey, before they knew he was there. One of his sons Alec Day was also killed in the line of duty. My grandmother Charlotte Jane Milam Day was a very hard working woman and made the best biscuits in her coal stove, you ever tasted.

Vista Barnett Williamson
Granddaughter

June 26, 2016

My name is Michelle Scott and my grandmother Ethel Burks from Burk Mountain is related to Mack Day she even named a son after him. My aunt has the newspaper clippings about him my grandmother had saved. I'd like to know any information that you may have about how there actually related. My grandmother's extended family were also the Rotenberry's that still live on Burk Mountain. I'll try to give my aunt a call and collect as most information as I can and let you know if you can check on your end as well. Thanks for any help you can give.

Michelle Scott
Relative to Mack Day through my grandmother

June 20, 2016

M. M. (MAC) Day was my grandfather. I am the daughter of Samuel A. Day and Betty Rash Day. My name is Dorcas Day Eubank. I had two brothers, Donald and Darrell Day, sister Glenna Day Rigney. I have one living sister Betty Lou Day Michael. My daddy had a copy of the original book about my grandfather. I now have that copy. My husband is Clifford D Eubank.

Ada Dorcas Day Eubank
Granddaughter

March 24, 2016

Hello Mac Day was my grandfather. My mother Dorothy turned 2 yrs. Old in Sept before he was killed on February 14th 1925. I was around my grandmother up until the day she died. She was a very strong woman and I believe from all I have heard my grandfather was a great man.

Jennifer Copeland
Granddaughter

March 18, 2016

I am proud to have married into the Day (Clan) Family. My wife, Glenna Jean Day was the daughter of Sam and Betty Day formerly of Welch, WV. Sam and Betty also had four other children, Donald, Dorcas Betty and Darrell. Glenna was next to the youngest. I'm not sure if Sam was the youngest son of Mac's clan because he also had other sons. and daughters.
Many times I leafed through that little red ledger he carried and filled in daily, meticulous checking each and every penny of government money he spent. This to include the smallest train fare of a quarter or so. They just don't make them like that anymore. Mac was murdered during a stake out to serve a warrant on a guy suspected of making and selling illegal moonshine liquor. This happened near Welch, WV. in 1925. Mac is buried on Belcher Mountain in the Belcher Mountain Cemetery. An impressive obelisk marks his resting place and showing his affiliation with the Federal Agency for which he worked and other associations he was a member of. A man dedicated to such duty deserves a modern day salute befitting his courage "Semper Fi", Mac.

Cpl.US Army Sfc. Ohio Natioal Guard

March 17, 2016

Mac Day was my grandfathers dad, Henry Josh Day,, wife Lucy Day ,,, who raised me. I knew Macs wife very well,, shoveled tons of coal for her, of course he was killed in 1925. but his son Josh and Lucy raised myself and my sister Chris,, we were his daughters Alice Days kids that Josh adopted in 1959, thanks to them we got to know our real family.

Robert Day
grandson

December 31, 2015

Mac was my grandfather and he married Charolette Milan. If anyone needs any info I do have some. My Dad was Orilas Grant Day and my mother was Pauline Belcher

Deborah L Day Baker
grandaughter

June 12, 2015

Hello. Mac Day was my Great Grandfather. His daughter Bernice was my Grandmother. If anyone can give me more info it would be appreciated.

Jason Belcher
Great Grandson

March 11, 2015

Malcolm Malachi day was my great great grandfather my father was Henry day his mother was Virginia day from Welch West Virginia I have in my possession the only book left and known of existence the boogeyman the Crusader Malcolm Malachi day which was checked out by my cousin from the Welch library. I grew up in Columbus Ohio but have been back and forth between Welch and Columbus my whole entire life for family reunions my family history is very strong kept in my family I have been Brong up hearing stories about my grandfather my whole entire life and I am very very proud to know him as my great great grandfather. I often visit our family cemeteryfor any more questions about Malcolm day please contact me at 614 980 2035 and I will be more than happy to send copies of the book the boogeyman the story of Malcolm malachite day the only books left and known and existence of Malcolm Malachi Day

Jeffrey Allen day

August 23, 2014

MACK DAY WAS MY FATHERS GRANDPA HIS SON FRANK DAY WAS MY FATHERS DAD. FRANK NAMED ONE OF HIS SON'S AFTER HIM ''MACK DAY HE PASSED AWAY A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.

DAKOTA JACKSON DAY
GREAT GREAT GRANDSON

July 9, 2014

Hello! My name is Joanna Lynn Dion (maiden name is Park), and I just found out on Saturday that my Father's Great, Uncle is Malcolm Malachi Day!! Which makes him my Great, Great, UNCLE!!! My father is DAVID RAY PARK. His Mother, Claire, and Dorothy "Park" (Grose-was their Maiden name, and not sure on the spelling (?), were sisters. Dorothy, (his Aunt) had taken custody of him, when he was 18 mos. old, from Claire, because she was unable to "care" for him at the time. So, when we were going down the "Family Tree" the other day, I wrote down all the "names" of everyone (because it is confusing with Dorothy being my Dad's Aunt, and Claire having 6 more children after my father with another man-which would make them all his 1/2 siblings). But we started with my Grandma "Dot" (who is my dad's Aunt that raised him), and Claire, which is my dad's Biological Mother, being sisters. There were also some brothers (I think there were 12 children all in all, but he wasn't sure). The brothers all passed when my father was younger (he is now 67). They were his Uncles. Their Mother (my dad's Grandmother) was "Malhukla (or Malhuka) Viola Milan" (Not sure if I spelled it correctly), and her maiden name was "Grose". HER SISTER (which my dad couldn't think of her name at the time, (I'll ask him again soon!), is the one who got married to Malcolm Malachi Day, and became my dad's Great Uncle!! :) He believes that his Grandmother, and her sister, were from Welch, WV (?). He tried to remember as much as he could, but his "memory" is going a bit! :) ...So we are "related", not by blood, but marriage, to Malcolm Day. Either way, it is still wonderful to know your family heritage!! :) Thank you for reading!! Joanna Lynn Dion~ ...Ps- Since Claire was Malcolm Day's "Niece" (by marriage)...I was trying to find anyone who may "know" who my father's Biological Father is...The people who he has "asked" are is 1/2 brother and sisters (from Claire)..."Gaynelle, Dot Sue, Terry, Billy, and Gilda) they all live in WV. My dad "grew up" in Roanoke, VA with Grandma Dot (Dorothy)...Tammy Lee (my dad's cousin, but grew up as his "sister") and Mickey (Grandma Dot's other child) are both alive, but they do not know anything about their "Aunt Claire". Anyways, if anyone knows any connection, please contact me!!...Oh, and my Father's name, DAVID RAY "PARK" is from "Lewis Park", who adopted my dad when he was married Dorothy). :0)

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Great, Great, Niece

June 30, 2014

Proud to be related to this legendary man. I have found now that I am in the USAF people always ask about WV and moon shining, and I get to brag about what a bad ass my great great grandfather was. I wish I could have met him, but hearing all the stories about from my Grandmother Anna Gray, maiden name Day will have to do.

A1C David J. Larkin Jr.
great great grandson

December 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. How proud you must be that so many in your family have continued your legacy of protecting and serving. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to your memory through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 14, 2012

I just found out today that my great-great grandfather died when my great grandmother was just about 1-2 years old. I also fund out that she had 11 brothers and sisters. I really wish I could've met you Grandpa Mac. Your grandson is probably the best man I've ever met. I hope that I will get to read the book The Legend Of Mac Day sometime this summer. God Bless You All. Thank You!

Jordan Phillips
Great-great Granddaughter

June 14, 2011

My Father, Robert D. Day worked along side Uncle Mac in Virginia or West Virginia for several years. Unfortunately, I never got to meet Mac Day nor many more of the Dad's relatives.

My rank is great niece Evangeline A. Day
I worded in revenue inforcement for several cities here in California

January 17, 2011

This was my great grandfather. His son Alexander D. Day (my grandfather) was also killed in the line of duty. I therefore was never able to meet either one of these heroes. The dynamics of my family for generations to come was changed because of the service to our Country and the State of West Virginia. Special Agent Day had a book written about him, The Crusader. I am very honored to be a descendent of such a great lineage.

Regina E. Day
Osceola County Sheriff's Office 1993-2001

March 17, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE. IT IS AN HONOR TO YOUR MEMORY THAT YOUR GREAT, GREAT GRANDSON AND GREAT, GREAT NEPHEW HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR LEAD INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT. YOU ARE ALL HEROS JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 14, 2008

To my Great, great, great Uncle Mac. I just found out about you and am proud to call you my Uncle. I am glad there is another Lawman in the family. I thought I was the only one. God bless Uncle Mac and rest easy brother. You served well and paid the ultimate price for your service to this great nation. I will see you on the other side.
Robert Warren Miller

IPLO Robert W. Miller
Great, great, great nephew

April 14, 2007

Angent Day was my great great grandfather, and even though I have never met him, all I hear is great things about him. I have just started in Law Enforcement, and hope I can have the affect that he did. Anyone who gives there life to protect others is more than a hero, they are an angel. god bless you and all the others that have fallen to protect.

Deputy Matt Day
Brevard County Sheriff's Office (FL)

May 16, 2005

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