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Obits > 1913 - Melvina McCoy Logan

Found in old book of newspaper clippings.

No date given, but using the Sterling GAZETTE online index, the death date was about  August 21, 1913


E. C. Boyer received a message last week Thursday telling of the death of Mrs. Melvina Logan a former resident of Tampico and very well known here. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. B. Boyer at Ft. Smith, Ark., last week Wednesday afternoon. The remains were brought ot Morrison, her former home, last week Friday and interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery there Saturday services being conducted by the Presbyterian minister. Mr and Mrs. H. B. Boyer accompanied the remains from Ft. Smith to Morrison. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Boyer of this  place went over to Morrison to attend the funeral but reached thre too late owing to a late train.

The deceased was a member ofone of the pioneer and prominent families of Whiteside County being a daughter of Hon. James McCoy who settled in Fulton late in the thirties and was oneof the founders of that city also a prominent attorney anda leader in county and state politics.

She was married on February 23, 1864, to Robert E. Logan, who died February 26, 1885. Mr. Logan was a prominent farmer of Union Grove,and served on the board of supervisors and also was a member of the state legislature.

Mrs. Logan resided on the farm for a few years after the death of her husband. Later she moved to Morrison, then to Tampico and finally to Ft. Smith, Ark. She was known to her old friends as a woman of beautiful character and possessed of bright intellect and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was the eldest child of a family of seven and about seventy years of age at the time of her death.

Mrs. Logan has been ill for he past several months. She has been residing at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. B. Boyer at Ft. Smith, Ark. She leaves to mourn her death, her three children,one daughter and two sons, Mrs. H. B. Boyer, Dr. William H. R. Logan of Chicago and Charles L. Logan of Los Angeles, Cal.


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