William Little Logan

William Little Logan

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 5 Apr 1909 (aged 87)
Burial Jamieson, Malheur County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 55437756 · View Source
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The following was contributed by CWhite (#47348355)
WILLIAM L. LOGAN----It is with pleasure that we are enabled to give a resume of the life of the worthy pioneer, capable gentleman, and staunch and patriotic citizen whose name initiates this paragraph, since he has wrought in many places on the frontier for it's development, has done a
lions share of the hard work to accomplish this praiseworthy undertaking, has been exposed to the hardships of such a life, the dangers from the storms of the mountains, the dangers from Indians on the warpath, the dangers from the wild animals in the forest, and on it
all has shown that true courage, stability, and calm and good judgment that so well became the true American citizen. Also in Malhuer county Mr. Logan has wrought with a faithful hand and his works are manifest to all.
WILLIAM L. was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 31, 1821, being the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Owens) Logan. When a child he came with the family to Illinois, thence to Wisconsin, and in 1852 across the plains with ox teams to Placerville, California. En route he had to fight the Indians, and there, as many times since in such conflicts, the savage foe fell at the crack of the trusty rifle of our subject. He mined and dealt in stock in California, traveling all over the state, and Arizona and New Mexico, as well, until 1862, then pulled up from his headquarters at
Marysville and Sacramento and came north to Oregon, through the Grande Rondo valley , to Walla Walla, Lewiston, Florence, Idaho Basin and to the vicinity of Weiser, where he settled and went to farming and stock raising and also kept a stage station. In 1869 he came to the lower Willow creek, where he now lives, four miles northwest from Dell,
entered a homestead and settled down to improve the land and raise stock. He has added by purchase until he has three hundred acres of land, well supplied with water, and improved with good, comfortable house and all needed buildings. He raises as high as eight hundred tons of
alfalfa per year and handles a large band of cattle and horses. When Mr. Logan settled here there were two other cabins, his being the third.
On April 18, 1863, Mr. Logan married Miss Nancy J. daughter of James and Lucinda (Malory) Harris, and they have become the parents of the following children: William Weiser, born March 13, 1864, being the first white child born in the vicinity of Weiser, Idaho, and now married to
Hattie Denham, recently deceased; John T. married to Minnie O'Neill; James N. deceased; Edward A. married to Edna Logan; Frankie, deceased; Minnie H. deceased; Oscar W.; Arthur; Young P. and David P. twins, the former deceased; Robert L. Mrs. Logan came across the plains with her parents in 1862, making the trip with ox teams from the state of Iowa. She was born in Kane co, IL.
Mr Logan is a man of good capabilities, now well in the golden time of his life, respected by all and esteemed by those who know him and to be highly credited for the noble part that he has done in the pioneer labors
of the entire west and also for the prominent work that he has accomplished in this country.
Article taken from "HISTORY OF BAKER, GRANT, MALHEUR AND HARNEY
COUNTIES" p 618


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  • Created by: Cheryl Hanson
  • Added: 25 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55437756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Little Logan (31 May 1821–5 Apr 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55437756, citing Dell Cemetery, Jamieson, Malheur County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Hanson (contributor 46836345) .