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Mrs. Kate Dougherty Logan

Was Wife of Former Editor and Owner of Pike County Republican, Predecessor of This Paper

     Death at an early hour on last Friday morning, claimed one of Waverly’s most widely known and best loved residents in the person of Mrs. Kate Dougherty Logan, the wife of James W. Logan, who passed away at her home at four o’clock, in her sixty-fourth year.
     The news of her sudden summons came as a shock to her many friends and acquaintances and prompted universal expressions of sorrow and regret that so noble and useful a life had come to its earthly close.
Mrs. Logan suffered an attack of the flu in the early spring which left her indisposed and occasioned a cessation of her usual activities, but no fears of serious consequences were entertained as to her condition. The preceding evening was spent on the porch as usual with her husband, but shortly after retiring she was seized with an attack of fainting and nausea, which continuing to recur, a physician was summoned, whose diagnosis disclosed the seizure as fatal and prepare the family for the worst.
     Nearly the whole of Mrs. Logan’s life was spent in this city and she was largely identified with its social and religious life. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth Burke Dougherty and was born in Franklin Township, Ross county, Ohio, on the road between Omega and Higby on August 13, 1860. When twelve years of age, she removed with her parents to Waverly, where her father was for many years in the practice of law.
     On January 30, 1884, she was married to James Wilson Logan, who was then the editor and publisher of “The Pike County Republican.” Following their marriage, they removed to Washington Court House, where they remained for one year and at the end of that period returned again to Waverly, where Mr. Logan became associated with Will Dougherty, Mrs. Logan’s brother, in the mercantile business under the firm name of Will Dougherty & Co., and which establishment has developed into the pretentious department store still conducted under this firm name.
     Mrs. Logan is survived by her husband and three children, two sons Richard D. Logan, a practicing attorney of Toledo, Ohio, who with his family is spending the summer in California and, who were unable to arrive for the funeral, Frank B., of this city, who is connected with the Will Dougherty & Co. firm, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Cody Brown, of New York City.  She is also survived by her two brothers, Forest E. Dougherty, the well known attorney, and Will Dougherty, the merchant, of this city.
Mrs. Logan was charitable and kind and freely ministered to the wants and needs of those in want and misfortune. In her own family she was as a mother to nieces and nephews bereft of their own mothers.
     She had the happy faculty of adapting herself to persons of all stations of life and her friendships were sincere and unaffected. She was the life of any assemblage and entered wholeheartedly into any enterprise which claimed her interest.
    She was a charter member of Waverly Chapter 99, of the Order of the Eastern Star and an active member of the “Busy Bees,” a social organization.
     However, outside of her home her chief interest and devotion was claimed by her church. She was reared in the Methodist Episcopal Church and from early youth was busy in the service of the Master and her fellow creatures. With the years she took on added duties and responsibilities and her genius for leadership and organization and the spirit of loyalty she was able to inspire in the membership, qualified her for large and effective service in the several auxiliary woman’s organizations of the church. She was also faithful in her attendance upon the public services and a liberal supporter of any worthy cause.
     The funeral services were conducted at her late home on Monday afternoon and a large concourse of friends approved the high tribute paid to her life and memory by her pastor, Rev. A. E. McCullough, who was in charge of the services. Many floral tributes bore evidence of the high esteem in which she was held. The internment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Waverly Republican Herald
Waverly, Ohio
Thursday, July 24, 1924

Submitted by: Kate Logan

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