The Logans of Lawrence County, Missouri (continued)

The following from History of Lawrence County was first shared by researcher Ira Nickle many years ago.

Buchanan Logan: “William Logan had been here [Lawrence County, MO] but six years when Buchanan Logan was added to the family circle November 7, 1858….”

“In 1879 Mr. Logan … joined in marriage with Miss Mattie Slaughter, a daughter of Doctor Slaughter of Springfield, Missouri. They have two children, … Claude E. Logan, born September 13, 1881 … now residing on a farm near Logan with his wife who was Miss Leah Firestone, of Springfield, Missouri. they have two fine children, Morrow and Leah Helen.”

“The other is Oliver H. Logan who was born near Logan in 1888…. He is now married and has one child, Horace Oliver Logan….”

W.A.B. Logan: “… son of John Logan…. In addition to his other interests he owns a book and stationery store in Springfield with his son Lee in active charge. In 1883 Mr. Logan married Miss Mary E. Grubaugh…. They are now accompanied by two fond children, Lee E. Logan who joined them June 30, 1885. [He married] Miss Mabel Hill, a daughter of John R. Hill … of Jacksonville, Illinois, on August 12, 1908. They have one child … a little Christmas present on December 25, 1910, … whom they christened Harry Lee Logan.”

“Mr. W.A.B. Logan’s second child is Loren Logan, who arrived on the scene of action June 3, 1888…. He is … a painting contractor. On December 23, 1912, he and Miss Gertrude Darby, daughter of B.K. Darby, of Marionville, Missouri, joined hearts and hands … having one child, John Wyatt Logan, [born] October 16, 1913.”

Charles Ross Logan: Charles Ross Logan was born “May 18, 1883, [to] John Logan … at Logan, Missouri…. He made a specialty of fruit and berries and it is largely through his efforts and influence that the fruit and berry industry is so prosperous in that vicinity. In 1902 he was married to Leah Franklin, daughter of S.G. and Nannie (Austin) Franklin. She was born near Republic in Greene county, but … raised in Lawrence county. Four … children [were born]: Merwin, born February 21, 1904; George, born in March, 1910; Douglas … in May, 1912, and Charles … in April, 1914.”

Village of Logan, Missouri:  “Logan is a station on the ‘Frisco’ railroad, six miles east of Aurora, and is situate in section 25, Buck Prairie township. The place was laid out by William Logan in April, 1870….”

“… in a short time Logan Bros. [et al] were the merchants of the new trading point. For many years this was the shipping point for Mt. Vernon and Marionville….”



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