William Rozelle “Will” Logan Sr.


William Rozelle “Will” Logan Sr.

Richview, Washington County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Oct 1938 (aged 80)
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Oak Crest Abbey Mausoleum Row C SE section Sp 308
Memorial ID 62748161 View Source
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William Logan resided at 403 East 4th Street and was retired as a quarry executive. His wife Julia predeceased him on September 8, 1923.

*The Jasper County courthouse constructed 1894/95 with its exterior limestone from the Carthage Stone Company owned by Curtis Wright, William Logan, E. J. Thacker and other smaller shareholders.

*Logan was an early pioneer into the stone quarry business in 1892 with the Carthage Stone company with Curtis Wright, John W Ground, also into deep shaft mining, both successful, selling of the mining operation, leasing one stone quarry and folding the other in with George Busboom in 1927 with five others to form what became The Carthage Marble Corporation, managed in begining by Busboom's older brother John

Joplin Globe
11 January 1923

"Officers and-directors of the First National bank of Carthage re-elected, are: Robert T. Stlckney, chairman of the board; Howard Gray, president; W. R. Logan, vice president; E. B. Jacobs, cashier; J. T. Wallace and R. L. Shaffer, assistant cashier; Mr. Stickney, Mr. Gray, W R Logan and Mr. Jacobs, C. W. Rinehart, Millard Bryan, G. C. Kellogg, D. G. Wells and W. A. Rhea, directors."

*Courtesy Bill Boggess


MAY 1905


In commenting upon many different industries of Carthage we must not forget that the Carthage Ice Company is among the most important. For this season they shipped in 120 car loads of crystal ice, from 12 to 18 inches thick, thus obviating all danger of an ice famine during the season. This company keeps three wagons and six men, constantly employed delivering ice to their large run of customers.

The time required daily to deliver ice is from 2 o'clock in the morning until about noon. Seven to eight tons of this commodity is sold every day. Seven houses are located in different parts of the city, so as to be of easy access by the delivery wagons. Owing to the scarcity of ice this season they have been supplying neighboring towns in wagon and car load lots. For the coming season they contemplate putting up a large ice packing house on the banks of the river where they will be able to economize a great deal of time and money in the packing of their ice. Taking it all in all, the Carthage Ice Company is an enterprise of great benefit to the city and community, and one that should be fostered by the citizens.

FATHER: William Logan

MOTHER: surname Cameron

Died at 80 years, 2 months & 3 days of a cerebral hemorrhage

Dr. R. B. Clinton, M.D. was the attending physician
The death certificate can be viewed online at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.
informant son Mack Logan of Carthage, Missouri.

Knell Mortuary

OCTOBER 31, 1938



Illness and Death of Son Frank Last October 3, Responsible For Breakdown

W. R. Logan 80, prominent Carthage business man and Republican leader, died at 1:24 o'clock yesterday morning in McCune-Brooks Hospital.

Mr. Logan was moved to the hospital after he had suffered a stroke of paralysis about 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. He was stricken while sitting on the front porch of his home, 403 East Fourth Street. His son, James Logan was with him at the time. He lost consciousness soon after being stricken and remained in that state to the time of his death.
He was seriously ill about three weeks prior to the death of a son, Frank Logan, last October 3. The son had been ill at the home of his father about a year and when the elder Mr. Logan became ill he was moved to the home of another son, Mac Logan on Clinton Street. The anxiety and nervous strain over the son's condition is believed largely responsible for the father's breakdown.

Mr. Logan partially regained his health and was able to be up and around and last Wednesday night he attended a Republican rally at Memorial Hall here. He had planned to leave soon for Sandusky, Ohio to visit his daughter, Mrs. Carl Luscombe.

80 Last August 27

Mr. Logan, who was 80 years old last August 27 came to Carthage 60 years ago from Illinois. He was born at Richview, Illinois, the family moving to Ashley, Illinois when the son was six months old. Mr. Logan's father, William M. Logan, was in the furniture business in Ashley and later in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

He was 20 years of age when he came to Carthage. He attended the high school here two semesters. Later he engaged in the real estate business, completed an apprenticeship as an iron moulder in the old Carthage foundry, was a shoe store clerk for Allen & Company seven years and in 1887 he went into the ice business.

Opened Prosperity Mine Field

The Jasper County Mine Operating Company was organized by Mr. Logan, Henry "Hank" Gray, brother of Judge Howard Gray, the late J. W. Ground and Curtis Wright. The company was the first to open up the deep mining field at Prosperity. It operated the old Troupe mine there and the old Graveyard mine at Carterville. The company sold out at a substantial profit in 1892.

That same year Mr. Logan, together with his former mining partners and B. B. Allen, launched into the quarry business and incorporated Carthage Stone Company. This was the second stone business in Carthage, the other being the Carthage Marble and White Lime Company. The newly formed company spread it's sale field over several states. The original 12 acres of the old Carthage Stone Company has been leased to the Independent Gravel Company since 1917 [to Ben D Reynolds]. Mr. Logan and his associates opened a quarry at Greenfield in 1927 which operated successfully for a time, closing two years later due to a general slackening of business.

He erected the Loan building at the corner of Fourth and Howard street in 1909 and owned that entire block on Fourth Street with the exception of the property occupied by the Glass Cleaners. The brick building at the corner of Fourth and Lincoln streets was built by Mr. Logan in 1892. He was one of the leaders in promoting the building of the Drake Hotel here.

A Former Legislator

Mr. Logan long was a leader in Republican politics in Carthage and the county. He served one term in the legislature, was a member of the city council and served as mayor pro-tem under Mayor W. B. Myers.

The veteran business man also was president of the school board here nine years and served on the city library board. He was a director and vice president of the old First National Bank. Mr. Logan was active in the Elks club and filled all the chairs in the lodge when the organization was active here.

Mr. Logan was married in Carthage in 1881 to Miss Julia Sennett. She passed away in 1923.

Mr. Logan is survived by two sons, James Logan and Mac Logan of Carthage;
a daughter, Mrs. Carl Luscombe of Sandusky, Ohio

a sister; Mrs. Ollie Hamilton of Calistoga, California

and seven grandchildren. Another son, W. R. Logan, Jr. died January 27, 1932. A daughter-in-law Mrs. Frances Logan, and her two children, Dick and Mary, have made their home with Mr. Logan for several years.

Daughter Is Here

The daughter, Mrs. Luscombe and her two daughters, Martha and Virginia, arrived yesterday from Sandusky and Mr. Luscombe will arrive tonight. A grandson, Robert Logan and Mrs Logan, and Mrs. Frank Logan, a daughter-in-law, all of Kansas City, are expected here for the funeral services. Another grandson, Dick Logan, a student at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and son of Mrs. Frances Logan of Carthage, was here for the week-end, returning last night to Columbia. He will not return for the funeral.

Funeral services were held at the Logan Home on East Fourth Street. The Rev John R. Anschutz, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, will be in charge. The body was placed in the mausoleum in Park Cemetery beside that of his wife and two.

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