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Charles Thomas Logsdon, Obituary

from The Springfield Sun

Charles Thomas Logsdon

Mr. Charles T. Logsdon, age 73 years, a prominent retired farmer, died at his home on High Street in this city at 8 o’clock Friday evening of arteriosclerosis. He had been in failing health for several years but had been confined to his bed only one week prior to his death.

Mr. Logsdon is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Willett Logsdon, and three children, Mrs. Ray Edelen and Mrs. George Edelen, both of this city, and one son, Joseph Logsdon, of St. Matthews, Jefferson County. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Sallie Cecil of Raywick, Marion County.

Funeral services for Mr. Logsdon were held at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, of which he was a devout member, at 9 o’clock Monday morning and interment was in St. Dominic’s Cemetery near town.

Mr. Logsdon was for many years one of the most successful farmers and livestock dealers of Washington County, having retired from active farm work about 15 years ago because of failing health. He was a man who bore the respect of all who knew him and the large concourse of friends who gathered to pay their respects was testimony of the esteem in which he was held.

Note by Phyllis Brown:  Charles Thomas Logsdon was the son of Benedict Joseph Logsdon and Sarah Ann McIlvoy.  He was born in Washington County, Kentucky, April 12, 1856, and died there October 5, 1928.

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