Death certificate: Irvin Logan, Benton County, Missouri, 1909-1912

Irvin Logan was the son of Joe Logan and Lizzie Holland Logan. He died of malarial fever in 1912. We sometimes forget that malaria was still killing large numbers of people in the U.S. at that time. Quinine as a treatment wasn’t isolated and available until the 1920s. Malaria was once endemic in North America and Europe, although it no longer is. However, in 2015, 214 million people around the world had malaria.

Irvin Logan was buried at Johnson Cemetery.

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