Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
JOHN D. LOGAN, who is holding
the position of deputy sheriff of Douglas county, is one of the heavy property
owners, leading stock men, and agriculturists of this section. He
was born in Iowa, on May 3, 1863, being the son of Franklin W. and Martha
(Metcalf) Logan. The father was born in Kentucky and his ancestors
were natives of that state and Virginia, being descended from the prominent
and old Logan family of colonial times. His death occurred in 1873.
The mother was born in Liverpool, England, and died at Albany, Oregon,
in 1900. In 1873, the family came across the plains to the Willamette
valley and there our subject was educated in the graded schools and college
at that place. Since then he has followed various employments, especially
farming. In September, 1888, Mr. Logan came to Douglas county, taking
a pre-emption and timber culture claim about twenty miles northeast from
Waterville. To this he has added by purchase until he has a magnificent
estate of eight hundred acres, seven hundred and eighty acres of which
are under cultivation. The farm has an excellent two-story, six-room
house, one barn, forty-eight by sixty, costing over fifteen hundred dollars,
and another forty-four by fifty-six, besides various other buildings and
valuable improvements. It is one of the finest places in the entire
Big Bend country and speaks volumes for the industry and wise management
of Mr. Logan. In addition to cultivating the soil, he handles about
seventy-five head of horses and cattle each year besides a large drove
of hogs. He is one of the most thrifty farmers in our country.
Mr. Logan has one brother, Samuel S., a machinist in Troutdale, Oregon.
In November, 1886, at Junction City, Oregan,
Mr. Logan married Miss Mary M. Lloyd, a native of the Willamette valley.
Her parents, Mary and William (Goodman) Lloyd, crossed the plains in early
days with wagons and farmed in the Willamette valley until the father's
death, in 1873. The mother's parents were among the early pioneers
to settle in the Willamette valley and our subject lived there. Mrs.
Logan has one brother, Alvin, one half-brother, William, and two half-sisters,
Mrs. Iva Taylor and Miss Rena Garrett. To Mr. and Mrs. Logan three
children have been born, Carrie, Gladys and Harry.
Politically, Mr. Logan is satisfied with the
principles of the Republican party. In his official capacity in the
county he has shown marked diligence for the enforcement of the law and
impartiality in conducting his duties.