Maurice Holman Logan

Name: Maurice Holman Logan

Born: 21 February 1901

Died: 17 August 1906
Parents: William Hiram Logan & Nettie Jane Logan
Cause of death: Ptomaine Poisoning


One of the saddest experiences that come to the lot of humanity befell Mr. And Mrs. W.H. Logan last evening — the death of their little son, Maurice, aged nearly six years old. The family was camped in the coast mountains and the little fellow was taken sick, presumably from ptomaine poison*. A physician procured at once but despite all that could be done death only relieved the little sufferer early Friday morning. A conveyance was sent out to meet the sorrowing family. The funeral occurred Sunday, internment being made in the Webfoot Cemetery.

– News Reporter, Friday, 24 August 1906

*Ptomaine poisoning was a general term used for food poisoning.

Note: The above obituary as well as the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) report from 1934 list Maurice Logan as being buried in the Odell Pioneer Cemetery. However, we have found Maurice’s name listed on a headstone with his parents at the nearby Evergreen Cemetery in McMinnville. Given this discrepancy, we will include Maurice as a possible burial at the Odell Pioneer Cemetery until additional research can be completed.

Reference: Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998. Salem, OR, USA: Oregon State Archives and Records Center | | Obituary: Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Odell Cemetery Biographies, p.40-41