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John Edward Logan
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Birth: Jan., 1892
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1892
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Policeman Logan's Son Dead
James E Logan, the only child of Policeman Logan, died yesterday. The funeral services will be held at the home, corner of Twentieth Street and Indiana avenue at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Monday, March 14, 192; Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO) Volume 12; Issue 153; page 2

John Edward was the only child of James LOGAN and Mary A. MULVIHILL

According to his death certificate, John died at 1912 Indiana, Kansas City, Missouri of pneumonia, age 3 months. This address is listed as the home of his Uncle Thomas Patrick LOGAN and his wife, James' younger brother, in 1896.

Via Joseph Smith:
MSA Jackson Co MO, Cert C19509 No. 327 3mo

The following newspaper articles, describe the tragedies that took place in this young family, beginning with John Edward's death. I'm quoting them here because each mentions his passing...

It Is Thought That Fear of Punishment for Sending an Improper Letter Through the Mails Drove Her to It -- Her Lawyer Frightened Her and She Went Home and Took a Dose of Prussic Acid.
Mrs. Mary Logan, wife of Police Officer James Logan, committed suicide at her home, 709 East Eighth street, yesterday evening by taking prussic acid. Her sister found her dying on the floor of her room with a small broken bottle which had contained prussic acid beside her. She was dead before a physician could be called.
Mrs Logan's suicide, it is believed, was the result of worry and fear of disgrace from prosecution in the federal courts on account of the mailing of an improper letter. Mrs. Logan had an enemy in the person of a Mrs. Lyons living at Nineteens and Indiana avenue who is alleged to have circulated false stories concerning her. She wrote a letter to a friend of Mrs. Lyons and signed that woman's name to it, hoping thereby to injure the woman. For this Mrs. Lyons swore out a warrant for her arrest. The federal authorities, being lenient, placed the warrant in Officer Logan's hands for service and last Wednesday Officer Logan took her before a United States commissioner, who placed her under $500 bonds. Her hearing was set for next Wednesday.
This arrest troubled Mrs. Logan much. On Friday she attempted suicide by taking belladonna, but was rescued from the influence of the drug with but little injury. Yesterday the woman went to an attorney she had engaged and told him that she would need his services no longer, her husband having engaged another lawyer. The attorney talked very harshly to her and told her that she was liable to suffer a heavy fine and five years imprisonment for the offense she had committed. Mrs. Logan came home much distressed and went directly to her room. She was seen no more until her sister, becoming alarmed, went in and found her lying on the floor. In the room was a loving note written to her husband, in which she declared that she would cause him no more trouble.
Mrs Logan was 25 years old and had been married for three years. Her only child died a few months ago. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at St. Patrick's church.
Tuesday, June 28, 1892; Kansas City Times (Kansas City MO) page 8

An Ex-Policeman Who Fell a Quick Prey to Consumption
James Logan, an ex-policeman, died at 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon of consumption at the home of his brother, Thomas Logan, at Twenty-third and Woodland. Logan was 30 years old. He was appointed a policeman May 4, 1886. Last May he was reduced to jailer becaue of ill health and in the following September he was forced to resign from the force. He was a very efficient officer and until a year ago was apparently one of the most robust men in the city. Disease, however, reduced him to a shadow of his former self. About six monts ago his wife and only child died. The funeral will take place tormorrow morning with services at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church. Nineteenth and Harrison. Logan was a member of the Police Relief association and many of the police will attend the funeral in a body. The association, at a meeting last night adopted appropriate resolutions on his death.
Tuesday, Februray 21, 1893; Kansas City Times (Kansas City, MO) Page 2

A Jury Decides Against John Mulvahill in His Contest of His Daughter's Will.
A jury in the circuit court decided to-day against John Mulvahill in his suit to break the will of his daughter, Mrs. James Logan. The will left her property, worth $5,000 to her husband, a policeman. He died eight months after his wife and his will gave his property to his aged mother in Ireland.
John Mulvahill's suit was based on his claim that James Logan had coerced his wife to make it. This claim was refuted by a message written in lead pencil on the cover of a pasteboard box by Mrs. Logan while she was dying from poison she had swallowed. The message was:
"Goodbye, dear husband. I shall shame you no more. You were too good for me, anyway. I want my folks to give Jim everything I have as he alone deserves it. Do let me be buried beside my baby. My education has been my ruin."
Saturday, November 21, 1896; Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO) Volume 17; Issue 64; page 8
Family links: 
  James Logan (1863 - 1893)
  Mary A. Mulvihill Logan (1867 - 1892)
Mount Saint Marys Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: X3653 C/139
Maintained by: lgleason
Originally Created by: Joseph Smith
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
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John Edward Logan
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