What would you expect of someone named Happy Day? If their nickname was Happy, I’d expect them to be either very upbeat or just the opposite. Did someone give them the name because they were indeed happy, or because they never were?
Native people tend to give names as earned, so I’m thinking that Happy Day, was indeed, quite Happy.
Edward “Happy” Day is buried in the Indian Cemetery in Athens, Calhoun Co, Michigan. His name, including his nickname, “Happy”, is inscribed on his tombstone. We can find it today, compliments of www.findagrave.com.