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Biographies - 1891 History of Harrison County Iowa

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Moore | Boustead | W Logan | Ragan | T Logan | Granger |

MOORE - Hiram MOORE, born April 09, 1819, Preble County, OH>IN>Harrison County, IA; died of a lightning strike in doorway of a house under construction, August 27, 1869, Dunlap, IA. He was listed in 1860 Harrsion County Census as head of household, farmer; he also was preacher at Methodist Church in Woodbine, IA -- this church listed him as Hiram C. Moore.

Hiram Moore married Elvira MENDENHALL Jan 06, 1842, Peru, IN. Elvira Mendenhall, born February 01, 1824, Guilford, County, NC>OH/IN>IA>Wasco County, Oregon; died Jan 30, 1899, Dufur, Wasco County, Oregon. Their children are:

- William Himelius Moore, b. April 14, 1843, Peru, IN; m. Almira J. Town, 1808, Woodbine, IA.; died 1899, Dufur, Wasco County,Oregon.
- Ira Mendenhall Moore, b. May 23, 1846, Peru, IN; m. Hattie C. Cessna, 1873 Harrisburg, IA.
- James Whitcomg Moore, b. October 10, 1848, Peru, IN; m. Orrie Emily Greene, Mar. 26, 1876, Dunlap, IA; died 1933, Dufur, Oregon
- Martha M. Moore, g. Aug. 25, 1851, Miami, IN; m. Hollis Phillips May 12, 1870, Dunlap, IA.
- Harrison Phillip Moore, b. July 16, 1854, Miami, IN; m. Ada G. Myers Oct. 1886, Woodbine, IA; migrated to Wasco County, OR.
- Hiram Embree Moore, b. Jan 16 1857, Harrisburg, IA; d. Wasco County, OR.
- Alvah J. Moore, b. Sept 25, 1859, Harrisburg, IA; d. Nov. 17, 1864, Woodbine, IA.

Source: from Moore families records including the MFA (Mendenhall Family Association) GEDCOM. -- Posted by Violet Orrie (Moore) Guy -- vmguy@gmpexpress.net -- July 23, 1998

Postscript: Elvira (Mendenhall) Moore with 4 sons and their families migrated to (Nansene) Dufur, Wasco County, Oregon. James W. & Orrie E. Moore with infant son, Orrin Whitney Moore, b. January 31, 1877, took the locamotive train to California and then went on up into Oregon. Orrin Whitney Moore (1877-1945) was my father.

BOUSTEAD - J. H. L. BOUSTEAD. One of Harrison County's substantial freeholders and agriculturists who is a resident of section 1, of Jefferson Township, will form the subject of this sketch.

Mr. BOUSTEAD was born in February, 16, 1847, in the County of Northumberland, England. His parents were John and Isabella (BLAIN) BOUSTEAD. He attended the schools at Newcastle upon Tyne, and received a common-school education. He accompanied his parents to the American shore in the autumn of 1868, landing in New York harbor October 14, and went from there to Harrison County, locating in Twelve-Mile Grove, Douglas Township, where he worked on a farm for five years.

Mr. BOUSTEAD was married February 24, 1873, to Fanny HALL, a native of England, born April 22, 1852, and the daughter of Robert and Frances HALL, who came to America in 1870. Mr. BOUSTEAD rented a farm, four years afterward moved to his present home of one hundred and sixty acres. The farm contains five acres of timber land, and is a good stock and grain farm.

Our subject and his wife have been blessed with three children -- William L., born May 11, 1877; Robert H., June 25, 1881; and John W., August 15, 1883.

Their first-born, William, died in Jefferson Township, October 20, 1878. Our subject's wife's parents are both deceased; Frances HALL died September 27, 1883, aged sixty-eight years; Robert HALL died November 3, 1884, aged seventy-five years.

Our subject's parents were born in the County of Cumberland, England. His mother, Isabella (BLAIN) BOUSTEAD, died June 16, 1869, aged seventy-eight years. John BOUSTEAD, his father, was born in 1812, and was the fourth child in a family of seven. His parents were Thomas B. and Katherine (TAYLOR) BOUSTEAD. The father died when John was two years old.

Our subject is a member of the Woodbine Lodge, No. 405, of I.O.O.F. Politically he votes with the Republican party, believing that it best serves the interest of the class to which he belongs.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 292
Family Researcher: Claudia Boustead Welsbacher.
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LOGAN - William J. LOGAN, a resident of Jefferson Township, residing on section 17, has lived in the township since 1873, emigrating from Rush County, Indiana, and locating on land which he purchased in 1873, where he now lives.

Our subject was born in Butler County, Ohio, January 15, 1825, and when but six months old his parents removed to the Hoosier State, and his mother died when he was two years of age. In 1832 his father went to Cincinnati to engage in a pork packing establishment and intended to soon return, but that dread epidemic, cholera, was raging and he was never heard from afterward. William J. was eight years of age at that time, but fortunately found a home in a most excellent family -- that of Jacob MILBOURN -- where he remained until about twenty-five years of age. This family was very kind to him and they had a daughter named Rachel, who was born in Monroe County, Va., to whom our subject was married December 12, 1850. Her father was born in the same county and came to Indiana in October, 1827, where he died October 23, 1857.

Mr. and Mrs. LOGAN have been blessed with three children -- Elizabeth Jane, born August 30, 1851, now the wife of Martin K. HOOD of Harrison County; Leonidas M., born June 26, 1853, who married Lydia WILSON, daughter of Lowrey WILSON, December 31, 1876, and lives in his father's farm; William H., born March 23, 1860, and lives with his father. His wife's maiden name was Alice R. BARNES, to whom he was married June 20, 1888.

Politically our subject is identified with the Republican party, and is a consistent member of the Christian Church.

Among the local offices held by Mr. LOGAN, may be named that of Township Trustee which he has held for three terms.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 323-324
Family Researcher: Oran Logan.
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RAGAN - Josiah RAGAN, - Born 20 Jul 1840, Anna, Union County, IL, married Mary PARCELL whose parents were Catharine Ann Blackburn and Theodore Parcell, in Modale, Harrison County, IA on 12 Jul 1865 and died 17 Feb 1937, Modale, Harrison County, IA.

Mr. Ragan celebrated his 96th birthday by chopping wood and was touted in The World-Herald's News Service article that he was Harrison County's only living Civil War veteran and had been a resident for 72 years. He related that when he came to Harrison County in 1865 there was only one home which was on what, at that time, was called the Frank Ludwig property, and was the only residence between Modale and Calhoun, then a thriving village. Mr. Ragan was a farmer his entire life in Modale, but it is uncertain as to whether he owned property.

Mr. Ragan enlisted on 16 May 1861 in Company I, 18th Illinois Infantry Regiment stationed at Jackson, TN. In Tennessee. He was with the North's forces at Jackson, Fort Donaldson, Fort Henry and Corinth. Later his regiment was moved down the river toward Vicksburg and Memphis. Opposing troops were so close to each other at Memphis that Confederates often called to the Yanks asking if they would trade some coffee for tobacco. He was in action in several big battles, and although he sustained 24 bullet holes in his Union uniform in a battle with the Confederates at Fort Donaldson, TN, he was never wounded. He was mustered out of the service at Springfield, IL on 16 July 1864 having served three years and one month.

Mr. Ragan was stationed at the federal prison in Little Rock, Arkansas during his final months of service. At the close of the war, his captain, Theodore Parcell, whose daughter, Mary, he later married, persuaded him to come west and help drive 30 head of horses. Josiah and Mary Parcell Ragan had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary before her death on 28 Oct. 1930 at the age of 81.

Josiah and Mary Parcell had the following children: Lily May Ragan (Oviatt); Catherine "Callie" Ragan (Hammer); Rebecca Ragan (Tice); Anna "Annie" Ragan (Foreman Bunner); Harvey Albert Ragan (Jessie Poore, Eva Hinds or Hines, and Nettie Martin Weston Ragan); Pearly Ragan (died an infant); Della Ragan (Brandriff); and John "Jack" Wesley Ragan (Elva Murray).

At the time of Mr. Ragan's burial, military rites were conducted by Julius F. Muller Post of the American Legion.

Submitted by Harvey Albert Ragan, Jr. - CARHAR@aol.com
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LOGAN - Thomas M. C. LOGAN, of River Sioux, Iowa, forms an important factor in the history of Harrison County, with which he has been closely identified for almost a quarter century. While in a brief biographical notice it is impossible to do a prominent man's career ample justice, yet in keeping with the remainder of the representative men of Harrison County, the subjoined notice must suffice. Human life is full of two kinds of history -- the writeen and unwritten, and not infrequently dies it occur, in fact it is a general rule, that the deed's of one's life which are of the most value to the world and the community, never find their way into printed history. The followig is an outline of Hon. T. M. C. Logan's life.

He is a native of Indiana, born in Rush County, on the 13th of February, 1830. He is the son of Samuel and Sarah (SNODGRASS) LOGAN, natives of Ireland and Virginia respectively. The father was an extensive business man, who died in Cincinnati, Ohio during the cholera epidemic of 1843, when our subject was but four years of age. By our Subject's father's second marriage there were two sons born -- T. M. C. and Jacob M. LOGAN, the latter dying on the cars in 1861, near Hadley, Ill. Our subject's early life was spent in the Hoosier State, and he received his education at the district schools, and at the High School at Fairfield.

His first business experience, on his own account, was in 1857 when he engaged in the stock and grain business in Richland County, Ill., continuing in the same until 1864, when he came to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he handled grain in connection with Leech Bros., and remained there until 1877, and then came to Logan, Iowa, where he embarled in the grain and live stock trade. In 1887, he commenced operations in River Sioux, buying grain and stock there, and at Blencoe which business he is still following. During the last year (1891), he shipped two hundred thousand bushels of grain from two points. He owns a flouring mill at River Sioux, which has a capacity of sixty barrells per day, and also has an elevator, having a capacity of ten thousand bushels, also is operating one in Onawa.

Politically, Mr. LOGAN is a stanch supporter of the Republican party, believing as he does that under its administration, this country is most prosperous. In 1881, was nominated at Denison, for State Senator, on the Republican ticket, in the thirty-fourth Senatorial district, the candidate for Governor of Iowa in 1891, H. C. WHEELER being an opposing candidate in the convention. The district was then composed of Harrison, Monona, Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, and our subject was elected by a majority of one hundred and ten, holding the position four years, and serving much credit, to himself as well as his constituents. In 1879, he was elected as a member of the Board of Supervisors in Harrison County, and has always been active in educational matters, as well as espousing the cause of temperance, and let it here be remarked that the thousands of loyal, party workers, who believe in temperance, have been the redeeming feature and saving power, of the Republican party in Iowa.

At the time our subject took his seat as a Supervisor in Harrison County, county warrants were at twenty and twenty-five percent discount, but through his efforts and others, the debt was bonded and the credit of the county brought up to par. Again the law of Iowa requires that in order to hold a bondsman, funds must be called in and counted at regular specified times, and through our subject's persistency in requiring this to be done, he saved the county several thousand dollars.

As to Logan's domestic relations, it may be said that he was first married at La Porte, Indiana, in February, 1851, to Miss Charlotte SNODGRASS, a daughter of John and Matilda (STEWARD) SNODGRASS. By this marriage union, there wer two children -- Rueben and Charlotte. Reuben was born in Bush County, IN, July 1, 1853 and Lottie, in Linn County, Iowa, January 18, 1865. The mother of these children was called from earth in 1866.

For his second wife our subject married Miss Harriet HERBERT at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is the daughter of Samuel and Dehelia HERBERT. By this marriage union, nine children were born -- Louise S., born Jan 19, 1868; William E., Sep 30, 1869; Merrit J., May 1, 1872; Ernest A., Jan 3, 1874; Mabel M., Nov 21, 1875; Maude A., Dec 10, 1877; T. M. C., Jr., Aug 8, 1880; Nita E., Sep 25, 1884; Harrison G., May 8, 1886; all born in Harrison County, Iowa.

Like many of the respresentative men of Harrison County, our subject is identified with various civic societies, which have for theor object, the upbuilding and maintenance of good society. He belongs to Masonic Lodge, No. 220, A.F. & A.M.; Missouri Valley Chapter, and Ivanhoe Commandery of Knight's Templar at Council Bluffs, and is also an honored member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Logan.

In reviewing the life of such a one as our subject, one is impressed with the value of intelligence and uprightness of character as found in his daily walk. In political circles, he has always been classed as one of the leaders and not unfrequently do you hear the remark that certainly one can learn more from Mr. LOGAN in one evening than from many others in a lifetime. He keeps himself well posted in this line as well as others and therfore is always able to explain the position he takes by facts and figures which never cease to be interesting. He has one of the best political libraries in the country among which is Young's Political history Tom Benton's Thirty years in the Senate (two volumes); Cooper's Political history Blaine's Twenty Years in Congress; also the American Brittanica and Johnson's Encyclopedia.

Source: 1891 History of Harrison County Iowa.
Family Researcher: Oran Logan.
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GRANGER - Orville GRANGER, (deceased) was born in Vermont, in 1827. He remained at home until the death of his mother, when he was sixteen years of age, after which he went to the pineries of Wisconsin, and then came to Chicago, which was but a small village at the time. He came to Harrison County, about 1856, and settled at Calhoun, remained two years and in the spring of 1859, moved to Cincinnati Township. His place was on section 11. At the time of his death he had two hundred and eighty acres of land. The house in which he lived was among the first houses built in Harrison County, and although it is still in use, it was built at least forty years ago. Mr. Granger bought and moved it from Cincinnati. Our subject was married to Miss Eliza A. Smith in Wisconsin, and they were the parents of six children. Our subject died in the eastern part of the State, while on his way to Chicago in the autumn of 1883. The mother lives at Missouri Valley, at the French-American Chop-House.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 932.
Family Researcher: Leonard Granger.
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GRANGER - Walter A. GRANGER, of Cincinnati Township, was born on the farm he now lives upon, July 24, 1865, and has always lived in the same place. He is a son of Orville and Eliza A. Granger. He attended the High School at Missouri Valley, and gained a good education. He is now operating his mother's farm. He was married in Boone County, Iowa, April 2, 1891, to Miss Anna B. Williams, the daughter of Austin and Belle (Cornwall) Williams. She was born in Canada, September 29, 1864. She accompanied her parents to Boone County, when a small child, and at the age of eighteen years, commenced to teach school, which profession she followed until the date of her marriage. Politically, our subject believes in the principles of the Democratic party.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 933-34.
Family Researcher: Jerelyn Leinweber.
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