Death Notices for surnames beginning with "D"
DAY, JESSE BROOKS
Jesse Brooks Day’s nickname was “Shamus O’Day”. He was born in 1833 and died in 1915. He is buried at the Sandstone Cemetery which is located just over the Roger Mills County line in Beckham County (NW1/4 of 31-12-22)
The following is a poem which was written by his daughter, Cynthia Susan (Day) McElrath in memory of the lonely grave. Submitted by Victoria Day-Cook, gggranddaughter of Jesse Brooks Day.
In the County Roger Mills
Midst the rugged rocks and rills,
Where the waters of the Sandstone play
Atop the highest hill
Where the cattle roam at will
And the coyote howls his mournful midnight lay—
There’s a score of lonely graves
Where the windswept cactus waves,
And the fence has long since fallen to decay.
How silently they lie
Unseen by human eye
Waiting patiently the resurrection day.
But what does it matter
If God is near
And we know He is
The hills are His
As well as the deep
And He stands guard
Where His children sleep.