Elihu and Alice Gordon Logan restaurant, Oakdale, Illinois

This is a photograph of the Elihu Logan and Alice Gordon Logan restaurant in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. This photo was provided by David Guthrie from the Madge Kirkpatrick Guthrie collection. Elihu is the farthest right in the photo and Alice is just to his left.

Elihu Z. Logan, son of Reuben Logan and Sarah Jane Stewart Logan, was born 21 September 1866 in Oakdale, Illinois. Alice Gordon was born 16 April 1868 in Oakdale.

In “The History of Oakdale Township,” authors Lawrence Hood and Claudine Coulter write, “During the early 1900s Elihu Logan used the shop for his barber shop and ice-cream parlor. He sold ice-cream, sandwiches and pie as well as good home-made bread made by his wife, the former Alice Gordon.”

Elihu Logan sold his property in Oakdale in 1912 and moved to Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. Son, Harry Logan, died in 1936. Alice Logan died aged 71. Elihu Logan lived until 1952. He and Alice are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa.

Some Logan (and affiliated families) references, “Nashville Journal,” Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, 1879, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906

25 April 1879: Oakdale (property tax): Sarah Logan is listed.

10 July 1902: Personal Property Tax, Oakdale Township: Elihu Logan is listed.

15 October 1903: Rice: Bert Logan and Wm. Folden, of Pinckneyville, spent Sunday among friends here.

23 June 1904: Rice: Misses May and Lucy Logan, of Pinckneyville, called on friends here Wednesday.

17 August 1905: Oakdale: Ivenson [sic: Iverson] Jones is supplying our town with a nice grade of melons.

6 September 1906: Misses Gail and Dorris Watson, of Ashley, were the guests of Miss Reba Meyer, Sunday. [Gail Watson married Robert O. Logan.]


Williamson family updates: “Nashville Journal,” Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, 1905

11 May 1905 — Rice: David Williamson and sister, Rebecca, made a business trip to DuBois, Tuesday.

10 August 1905 — Oakdale: It’s a girl baby at Wm. Williamson’s.

10 August 1905: Oakdale: The little daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Williamson is quite sick.

17 August 1905 — Oakdale: Mrs. Williamson and daughter, of Three Mile, were on our streets Wednesday.

14 September 1905 — Oakdale: Dave Williamson, of Three Mile, is peddling beef through this section every week.

Robert O. Logan updates: “Nashville Journal,” Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, 1902, 1904, 1906

6 February 1902 — Oakdale: Robt. Logan, of Ashley, was in our town Tuesday.

19 May 1904 — Ashley: Robt. Logan, of Centralia, spent Sunday in our city.

14 July 1904 — Rice: Robt. Logan, of Centralia, was a visitor in our burg Tuesday.

25 January 1906 — R.O. Logan passed through this city yesterday, on his way from Ashley to Oakdale, for a few days’ visit with home folks. [“Our city” is Nashville.]


Carrick family updates: “Nashville Journal,” Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, 1902-1907

30 October 1902 — Oakdale: Ed. Carrick, of Three Mile, is able to ride out and was greeted by his friends on our streets Monday.

24 September 1903 — Oakdale: Ed. and Willis [sic] Carrick have returned home, after spending a few months in Kenney, Ill. [Kenney is a village in DeWitt County, Illinois.]

29 December 1904 — Oakdale: Robert Carrick attended the funeral of Mrs. Apps, of Chicago, Saturday.

23 February 1905 — Entertainment for Oak Grove. The Slade school district will give an entertainment at Oak Grove church, Friday February 24, beginning at 7:45 o’clock p.m.The following program will be rendered: [Play: “Reunion of Longfellow’s Characters”]. Ruth Carrick played the role of Precosia.

2 March 1905 — Rice: Ed. Carrick left for Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday.

28 December 1905 — Rice: Robert Carrick sold a horse to Wm. Gorman; consideration $140.

1 February 1906 — Oakdale: Ed. Carrick visited Pinckneyville and Sparta this week.

8 February 1906 — Rice: Wilfred Carrick and sister, Ruth, visited relatives in Pinckneyville Sunday.

6 September 1906 — Oakdale: Robert Carrick and Jas. Sloane are attending the reunion at Johnson City. [This was a Civil War — Union — veterans’ reunion.]

6 September 1906 — Oakdale: Ed. Carrick came in on the train Wednesday nursing a broken arm caused by falling when trying to catch a train at some point on his route. He had been gone most of the summer representing the American Yeast Co., and his friends are sorry to learn of his misfortune.

4 October 1906 — Robert Carrick has moved from the farm to this city [Nashville] and now occupies the Marx homestead.

1 November 1906 — The Point: Ed. Carrick, of Pilot Knob, is husking corn for W.G. Martin.

1 November 1906 — Miss Ruth Carrick, of Nashville, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. W.G. Martin.

8 November 1906 — The Point: Ed. Carrick spent Sunday at Pilot Knob.

15 November 1906 — Oakdale: Mr. Carrick visited the home place last week.

20 December 1906 — The Point: Robt. Carrick and daughter Ruth, of Nashville, spent Sunday with Wm. G. Martin and family.

27 December 1906 — The Point: Miss Ruth Carrick, of Nashville, spent Sunday at W.G. Martin’s.

17 January 1907 — The Point: Martin [sic] Carrick called on Sylvia Martin one day during the week.

7 February 1907 — Rice: Roy Carrick spent Sunday with Howard Chapman.

Chorpenning family updates: “Nashville Journal,” Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, 1904-1907

21 July 1904 — Mrs. Sadie Matlock, of Colorado, was the guest of her brother, Geo. Corpering [sic: Chorpenning] the past few days.

10 August 1905 — Oakdale: John Corpening [sic: Chorpenning] is moving to J.S. Murphy’s farm east of town this week.

31 January 1907 — Rice: Geo. Corpening’s [sic: Chorpenning] on the sick list.

21 February 1907 — Mr. and Mrs. George Reisinger, of Round Prairie, visited Mr. and Mrs. George Corpening [sic: Chorpenning], Saturday.

Elihu Logan: updates from the “Nashville Journal,” Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, 1902-1907

29 May 1902 — Oakdale: The new restaurant is in full blast with barbershop connected, Mr. and Mrs. Elihu Logan, proprietors.

31 March 1904 — Elihu Logan and Wm. Kemps, of Oakdale, were among our Monday’s visitors. [to Nashville].

7 April 1904 — Oakdale: The result of our town election Tuesday is as follows: Assessor, Sam. Coulter; Collector, Thos. Klene; Town Clerk; Elihu Logan; Road Com., Chas. Rountree.

7 April 1904 — Oakdale: Robert Osborn and Elihu Logan made a business trip to Pinckneyville last Wednesday.

22 September 1904 — Court House News: Sarah Logan by heirs, to Elihu Logan, Q.C., lots 5 and 7, block 8, Oakdale, $75.

2 February 1905 — Elihu Logan, of Oakdale, was among our city’s visitors Monday. [“Our city” is Nashville.]

8 March 1906 — Oakdale: A surprise was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Elihu Logan, Wednesday evening, it being their wedding anniversary. Their friends presented them a beautiful rug.

29 March 1906 — Oakdale: Elihu Logan made a trip to St. Louis last week, preparing for summer trade.

16 August 1906 — Oakdale: Elihu Logan has moved his barber chair and furniture into the front of the Kennedy store for this month.

7 February 1907 — Oakdale: Elihu Logan, Lann Hunter and Wm. Kleinschmidt visited the county capital Tuesday.