|Name:||Frank A. Logan|
|Born:||25 November 1880 / Oregon|
|Died:||2 Aug 1918 / Yamhill County, Oregon|
|Parents:||Andrew Russell Logan & Eliza E. Peery Logan|
|Spouse:||Dorothy Walker Sears||Occupation:||Barber|
|Cause of death:||Stroke|
Frank and his brother William owned a well-known barber shop in McMinnville. The McMinnville Baths and Tonsorial parlor, located at the corner of 3rd and Evans in downtown McMinnville, was originally opened by Charles H. Fleming in the 1880s. In 1888, William joined the business. After Fleming left to pursue other opportunities, Frank Logan joined his brother and they continued to operate the barber shop until Frank’s sudden death in 1918. The McMinnville Baths and Tonsorial parlor was considered the most successful barber shop in early McMinnville.
There was no water or plumbing system in town and bathing facilities usually consisted of the family wooden wash tub brought into the kitchen and placed before the cook stove on Saturday night. The barber shops installed tin bathtubs and heated water by a coal oil stove and catered to men who wanted to bathe all stretched out in a new fangled bathtub. In those days this was a vital addition to the barbers income. Business was stable, and by 1892 new technologies allowed for advancements in the industry, such as hot and cold showers in ready supply. An 1892 advertisement reads, “Hair cutting, shaving, and in fact everything in the tonsorial line done with neatness and dispatch. Our baths are the finest in the city; hot and cold showers always ready. Remember the place, next to the Post Office.” – An Extensive Analysis of the Business and Economic Climate of McMinnville, Oregon from 1895-1910, p.6
Frank married Dorothy Walker Sears sometime between 1900-1910, and the young couple resided in McMinnville. Frank died at the age of 37 after suffering a stroke.
Frank A. Logan’s headstone is broken off at its base.
*Photos courtesy Yamhill County Historical Society
Death came to Frank A. Logan early Friday morning, August 2, 1918, following a second stroke of paralysis which came on him at Harrington ranch west of Carlton. He was brought home Thursday night and expired at 2:30 A.M.
Funeral services were held at Macy’s Parlor on Saturday. Immediate relatives are his wife and brother, W.H. Logan.
Frank Logan was in his 38th year and was a barber by profession. Burial was at Odell Cemetery where his parents are buried
– Telephone Register, 9 Aug 1918