Updated family information regarding Kate Logan Tate (Evans) and Robert Tate

Dana Darnell has shared some updated information. In “Logan Connections,” we have Catherine “Kate” Logan, daughter of James W. Logan and Eveline / Evaline Wilson Logan, marrying Charles E. Evans. This is correct. However, we didn’t know that Kate Logan had an earlier marriage to Robert Tate. (She married Charles E. Evans in 1905.)

Evaline “Eva” Tate, born 29 April 1900, was the child of Kate Logan Tate and Robert Tate. (Eva is listed as “Eva Evans” in the 1910 and 1920 Union County, Illinois, Federal censuses.)

Evaline “Eva” Tate married Hosea Darnell from Cobden, Union County, Illinois. She died 7 December 1991.

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Photograph of Evaline “Eva” Tate Darnell, furnished by Dana Darnell.

Evaline Lee Tate Darnell’s tombstone, Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, furnished by Dana Darnell

 

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Enhanced photo, Fair Grounds, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, 1912

Photograph, Fair Grounds, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, circa 1912 (some Logans included) - enh2 - orig size.jpg

On April 23, 2017, we posted this wonderful photograph furnished by Sharon Pursell Wright. Another cousin, Patrick Logan, has provided an enhanced version (above). Patrick’s work brings out the facial expressions, the checkered pattern in the dresses, and the facial hair on the gentlemen. Our thanks to both Sharon and Patrick!

  1. Scott Miller (son)
  2. John Miller (father)
  3. Fannie Miller (mother)
  4. Charlie Miller (son)
  5. James W. Logan (Union Civil War veteran)
  6. James Wayland “Wale” Logan (father)
  7. Edna Lou Logan (mother)
  8. Verna Logan (daughter) (married, first, Choisser; second, Van Horn; third, Setzkorn)
  9. Labeled Choisser Van Horn [assume this is Rex Choisser?]
  10. ?
  11. ?
  12. [second row] Josie Taylor (father)
  13. Pauline Taylor (daughter)
  14. ?
  15. Dora Taylor (mother)
  16. Ethie Morton (mother)
  17. Essie Morton (daughter)
  18. John Morton (father)
  19. Mrs. John Keene Morton
  20. Mary Tipton
  21. Joshua Tipton
  22. Asa Hall
  23. Mary (Hill) Pursell
  24. Benjamin Hill
  25. [third row?]
  26. Gladys Miller (died young)
  27. Edith Taylor (daughter) married Dempsey Keene
  28. ?
  29. Edgar Pursell
  30. Arthur Pursell
  31. Rewey Pursell
  32. Leonard Pursell
  33. Albert Pursell
  34. Philip Ray Pursell
  35. Ira Pursell
  36. George Pursell
  37. Harry Pursell
  38. [bottom row] Laurie Miller (daughter of John and Fannie)
  39. Bill Miller (son of John and Fannie)
  40. Floyd Davis
  41. Mother Davis
  42. Father Davis
  43. Cecil (Kuhnert) Pursell
  44. Wilma Pursell
  45. Viola (Kuhnert/Keene) Pursell
  46. Elmer Pursell
  47. Lena (Birkner) Pursell
  48. Bessie Pursell
  49. Grayell Pursell
  50. Myrna Pursell
  51. Roy Arkell Pursell
  52. Blanche Pursell
  53. Pluma (Jones) Pursell
  54. Velma Pursell
  55. Henrietta (Jones) Pursell

Photograph, Fair Grounds, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, circa 1912 (some Logans included)

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Photograph and labeling courtesy of Sharon Pursell Wright. Our thanks to Sharon so these folks — and this photograph — aren’t lost to time. If anyone has additional information to help fill in the blanks, it would be greatly appreciated.

Top row:

  1. Scott Miller (son)
  2. John Miller (father)
  3. Fannie Miller (mother)
  4. Charlie Miller (son)
  5. James W. Logan (Civil War veteran)
  6. James Wayland “Wale” Logan (father)
  7. Edna Lou Logan (mother)
  8. Verna Logan (daughter) (married, first, Choisser; second, Van Horn; third, Setzkorn)
  9. labeled Choisser Van Horn [assume this is Rex Choisser?]
  10.  ?
  11. ?
  12. [Second row] Josie Taylor (father)
  13. Pauline Taylor (daughter)
  14. ?
  15. Dora Taylor (mother)
  16. Ethie Morton (mother)
  17. Essie Morton (daughter)
  18. John Morton (father)
  19. Mrs. John Keene Morton
  20. Mary Tipton
  21. Joshua Tipton
  22. Asa Hill
  23. Mary (Hill) Pursell
  24. Benjamin Hill
  25. [Third row] ?
  26. Gladys Miller (died young)
  27. Edith Taylor (daughter) md. Dempsey Keene
  28. ?
  29. Edgar Pursell
  30. Arthur Pursell
  31. Rewey Pursell
  32. Leonard Pursell
  33. Albert Pursell
  34. Phillip Ray Pursell
  35. Ira Pursell
  36. George Pursell
  37. Harry Pursell
  38. [bottom row] Carrie Miller (daughter of John and Fannie)
  39. Bill Miller (son of John and Fannie)
  40. Floyd Davis
  41. Mother Davis
  42. Father Davis
  43. Cecil (Kuhnert) Pursell
  44. Wilma Pursell
  45. Viola (Kuhnert/Keene) Pursell
  46. Elmer Pursell
  47. Lena (Birkner) Pursell
  48. Bessie Pursell
  49. Grayell Pursell
  50. Myrna Pursell
  51. Roy Arkell Pursell
  52. Blanche Pursell
  53. Pluma (Jones) Pursell
  54. Velma Pursell
  55. Henrietta (Jones) Pursell

 

Cora Gregory Logan, Perry County, Illinois, 1873-1940

Cora Gregory, daughter of James Gregory and Jane McCluny Gregory, was born 30 March 1873 in Perry County, Illinois. She married Enoch F. Logan 9 April 1894. Enoch Franklin Logan was the son of William Logan, in turn the son of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan, and Matilda Thaxton Logan. Enoch’s two previous wives both died.

Cora and Enoch Logan had one child, Naomi Logan, born either 31 August or 1 September 1907 in Perry County, Illinois (conflicting sources).

After Enoch’s death in 1924, Cora married (second) Andrew Jackson “A.J.” “Jack” Logan, son of James W. Logan and Eveline Wilson Logan, in 1928. Cora Gregory Logan died 8 January 1940 in Perry County, Illinois. She and Enoch are buried at Brown Cemetery.

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Photograph furnished by Tim Riead

Photograph: Flooded Kaolin clay open pit mine, Mountain Glen, Union County, Illinois

Kaolin clay, once especially prized for its glaze on pottery, was mined near Mountain Glen in Union County, Illinois. A small railroad depot, Kaolin Station, served the mine and vicinity. During World War I, several hundred men worked the pit. Later, when the demand for Kaolin clay dried up and the work stopped, the pit gradually filled with water. Today, it’s a small county park.

Alice Logan, daughter of James W. Logan and Eveline Wilson Logan, married (second) John William Evans. John Evans was one of the hundreds drawn to the mine for work. The 1910 Union County, Illinois, census lists him as “Miner, Kaolin Mine.”

Mining is, of course, a “boom and bust” economy. When the Kaolin mine closed, Mountain Glen, Alto Pass, and other communities drastically shrank in population. Most of the miners and their families moved on to other, fresh diggings. Today, Alto Pass remains an especially scenic site.

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Obituary: “Mrs. A.J. Logan” — Martha Elizabeth Norton Lamer Logan, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, 1860-1927

Martha Elizabeth Norton Lamer married A.J. Logan 23 December 1897 in Cobden, Union County, Illinois. A.J. Logan — Andrew Jackson Logan — son of James W. Logan and Eveline Wilson Logan, was born 19 July 1868 and died 24 March 1944 in Pinckneyville, IL.

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Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10th, at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. E.H. Zipprodt, assisted by Rev. I.E. Lee, of Herrin. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Obituary shared by James W. “Bob” Logan