I am looking for info on my grandparents Evan Thomas Day and Lulu Alzina Frank (Drake) Day.

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I am looking for information on my paternal grandparents.  

My grandfather was Thomas Evan Day, he immigrated from Scotland to the US (via, germany, South Africia and Australia).  He entered the US thru Treasure Island in California.  I do have some information about his family, but, there are lots of Thomas or Evan Day's from Edinburgh in that timeframe I am looking at.

My paternal grandmother is much more of a brick wall.  It is believed that she was born in California around 1873.  My father told me that she and her 2 brothers were placed in an orphanage when she was rather young.  She remarried and the children were not wanted, so they were sent to an orphangage.  I believe that her mother was Gertrude Flowers who may have been born in Washington DC around 1850.  I can only find Some documents that I have list her birth name as Lulu Alzina Frank.  I have documents that she used the last name of Drake around 1900.

The research I have done showed that her brothers ended up in Washington state.  That at this point seems to be a dead end.

Any help, provided would be extremely appreciated.  This woman seems to be haunting me in as much as I believe her story needs to be told.  I would like to confirm (or disprove) the tales of her owning a "Boarding" house in Sonoma California.  

Thank you all.

Evonne Day Woycitzky
in The Tree House by Evonne Woycitzky G2G Crew (670 points)
*"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PK-T9T : 19 August 2017), Lulu Frank in household of Gertrude Frank, Igo, Shasta, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 94, sheet 110A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,082.

*"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9GL-DGM : accessed 22 May 2020), Lulu Arbuckle in household of Etna M Arbuckle, Callahan Township, Siskiyou, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 134, sheet 1A, family 12, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,113.

*"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH3Q-FGQ : accessed 22 May 2020), Lula A Day in household of Thomas Evan Day, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing ED 76, sheet 5B, line 63, family 133, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 89; FHL microfilm 1,820,089.

*"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCXX-CXZ : accessed 22 May 2020), Lulu A Day in household of Thomas E Day, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 206, sheet 7B, line 100, family 154, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 108; FHL microfilm 2,339,843.

*"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DZ-46G : 23 November 2019), Lola Day in household of Evan Day, Douglas Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39-12, sheet 14A, line 36, family 283, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 323.

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Lulu Frank, 1880 United States Census, at Igo, Shasta, California.

She was 8 at the time of the census. Her estimated birth year is 1872. Her father was born in Ohio and her mother was born in the District of Columbia. Mother's name is Gertrude Frank age 29, Lulu's younger brothers were Arthur age 4 and Clayton age 1. All three children were born in California.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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Thank you so very much for this info.  

Can you point me in any specific direction for this search?

Evonne Day Woycitzky
by Evonne Woycitzky G2G Crew (670 points)
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"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLD6-5YW : 8 December 2017), Aetna X Arbuckle and Lulu Franks, 06 Sep 1895; citing Sacramento, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,302,104.

"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG51-5W5 : 26 November 2014), Lulu Alzina Day, 13 Dec 1953; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
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Brother - Clayton Frank

"California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HGH7-BR2M : 4 February 2020), Clayton Frank, 1893.

"California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HG88-P6PZ : 4 February 2020), Clayton Frank, .
by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)

Not sure if this is her brother or not. The mother listed is a Gertrude, but, the place of birth isn't california.

https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/2A0D491FDFBBD592A01C6F97C0E9B21F

Record Series: Death Records

Collection: Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2017

County: Statewide

Da Reference Number: {3AC991F2-7FE4-4567-BB5F-A998CA172EB8}

Image Number: 2206

Document Number: 4

Document Reference Id: 1284

First Name: Arthur J.

Last Name: Frank

Date Of Death: 21 Mar 1936

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Father Name: Louis C. Frank

Mother Name: Gertrude Schempp

Batch Id: 276680

Batch Locality: Washington, United States

Death Place: Seattle, King, Washington

Mother Name Gn: Gertrude

Mother Name Surname: Schempp

Spouse Name: Eva Frank

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