Death certificate: Mary “Mollie” Logan Brewer, Jasper County, Missouri, 1844-1930

Mary “Mollie” A. Logan, daughter of Reuben Logan and Sarah Thaxton Logan, was born 23 August 1844 in Washington County, Illinois. She married Alvah H. Brewer 21 October 1870 in Montgomery County, Kansas. Alvah H. Brewer served during the Civil War in Co. D, 4th Kansas Volunteers, and Co. K, 5th Kansas Cavalry, U.S.A. (Union), from 1861-1865. Alvah H. Brewer died 23 July 1900 in Jasper County, Missouri. Mary A. Logan Brewer died 14 May 1930 in Oronogo, Jasper County, MO. Cause of death was chronic Bright’s Disease. She and Alvah Brewer are buried at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper County.

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Death certificate, Zachariah T. “Jess” or “Jesse” Logan, Randolph County, Illinois, 1848-1928

Zachariah T. Logan was the son of Zachariah Logan and his second wife, Margaret Mc? Wilson Logan. Zachariah T. Logan was born 15 January 1848 in St. Clair County, Illinois, and died 28 March 1928 in Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois. He was called “Jess” or “Jesse.” He married Mary Emeline Gibson (Thompson) 4 November 1878. She died in 1904 in St. Clair County, Illinois. He is buried at Tilden Cemetery, Tilden, Illinois.


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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.