Eureka School, Washington County, Iowa, 1929 or 1930

Eureka: A perfect name for a school. Eureka means “a cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something.” The Greek root word means “I have found it,” (supposedly what Archimedes exclaimed when he discovered the amount of alloy mixed with gold in the king of Syracuse’s crown.) Learning, of course, is a process of discovery. Eureka!

Here are the scholars at Eureka School in Washington County, Iowa, in 1929 or 1930. This photograph is from the Washington Evening Journal. Three Logan sisters are in the photo: Theo Logan, Katherine Logan, and Maxine Logan. Sister Margery Logan was still too young.

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Obituary: George B. McClellan Chorpenning, Washington County, Illinois, 1861-1919

George B. McClellan Chorpenning married Cora Belle Logan, daughter of Reuben Logan and Anna “Annie” Guthrie Logan. George Chorpenning is buried at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois. There is no extant grave marker, although there was one, according to Elsie Campbell Giacomo, who attended George Chorpenning’s funeral and visited the cemetery.

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