|Charles Melvin Charles "Charlie" Logsdon|
|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1872|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1921|
*Litchfield News-Herald, July 11, 1921,Page 1, Column 2.
M. LOGSDON, 49 FATHER OF 15 CHILDREN DIES
Dies of Tuberculosis At Home in South Clinton Street Early Today.
Melvin Logsdon 49 years old and the father of 15 children died at his home on South Clinton street in Litchfield at 1:10 a.m. today, following a year's illness with tuberculosis.
Mr. Logsdon came to Illinois from Grayson county, Kentucky about four years ago, and moved to Litchfield from Walshville two years ago. He had been employed as a farm hand and as a section hand on the railroad up until he was taken ill.
Nine of the 15 children and their mother survive. The children are William, Bessie, Ray, Archie, Amy, Adele, Alva and Merle Logsdon. The other six children preceded the father in death.
He is survived by four brothers, Ben and Harlan Logsdon of Louisville, Kentucky, Hartford and Bill of Broad Ford, Kentucky. Four sisters also survive. They are Mrs. Joe Thomas of Walshville, Illinois, Mrs. Lee Fletcher
of Grayson county, Kentucky, and Mrs. Kessinger, wife of Judge Robert Kessinger of Grayson county, Kentucky.
Mr. Logsdon was a member of the Baptist church and funeral services will be held at the Walshville cemetery at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. Jene Alcor of the Baptish [sp] church officating. Burial will be in the
*1910 United States Federal Census > Kentucky > Grayson > Rock Creek > District 34, Image 27 of 29 Ancestry.com:
George M Logsdon 37
Sarah Logsdon 28
William E Logsdon 11
Bessie L Logsdon 7
Roy F Logsdon 5
Archie Logsdon 3
Ruby R Logsdon 1 2/12
*1920 United States Federal Census > Illinois > Montgomery > Litchfield Ward 2 > District 103, Image 20 of 21 Ancestry.com:
George M Logsdon 47
Sarah C Logsdon 37
William E Logsdon 21
Bessie L Logsdon 16
Roy T Logsdon 15
Archie E Logsdon 12
Russie R Logsdon 10
Amy D Logsdon 8
Adalois Logsdon 7
Alva L Logsdon 3 9/12
Merel E Logsdon 8/12
**IL Death Index:
LOGSDON GEO MELVIN M/W UNK 0022297 1921-07-11 MONTGOMERY LITCHFIELD 21-07-11 (July 11, 1921)
Name: Geo. Melvin Logadon [Logsdon]
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1872
Birth Place: Geason County, Kentucky <--Grayson Co, KY Death Date: 11 Jul 1921 Death Place: Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois Burial Date: 12 Jul 1921 Burial Place: Willisville, Ill.
Death Age: 49
Marital Status: U
Father Name: Wm. Logadon <---Logsdon
Father Birth Place: Geason County, Kentucky Mother Name: Elizabeth Smith Mother Birth Place: Geason County, Kentucky Spouse Name: Sarah Logadon FHL Film Number: 1570368
Sarah Sylvania Edwards Kidd (1882 - 1963)
William Evan Logsdon (1898 - 1940)*
Walshville Baptist Cemetery
Created by: Edith Bastin
Record added: Aug 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95008502