WILLIAM HAMILTON HENRY LOGANResearch is ongoing for information
William's name source is "wil helm", an Ancient Germanic phrase meaning "Determined protector".
Almira's name source is an Arabic expression meaning "Princess".
Sarah's name source is a Hebrew expression meaning "Princess".
Esther's name source is "Ester", a Hebrew name meaning "The myrtle tree or star".
William was born 6 May 1848 in Sherbrooke, Haldimand County Ontario, the son of Thomas Logan and Laura Root. Apparently in looking for work, he emigrated about 1868 to Allegany Co., New York with the Joseph Augustine family, who were also from the Niagara Peninsula area of Ontario, Canada. About 1869, William married Almira B. Phinney, of Granger, Allegany Co., New York, daughter of Southworth Phinney and Elizabeth Price. It is believed that Almira was sometimes called Susie, since her aunt was also named Almira. Their only child Albert, was born February 1870. Albert married Mary who was born in Germany and they lived in Ashtabula, Ohio.
After Almira passed away in 1871, William married Sarah. We know Sarah and their three children were born in New York State. The three children of Sarah and William were: Thomas Arthur, born 26 June 1871, married Susanna Climenhaga in 1894 and lived in New York State. Laura/Lauren (family lore says this may be her given name) born C1873, married John Buckly/Buckley, as of 1911 lived in Long Lake, Michigan. They had a daughter named Hortense born about 1900. She was living with Albert and Mary Logan in Ashtabula, Ohio in the 1910 Census. Her parents were alive at this time. Reuben, born C1875, for a time lived in St. Catharines, Ontario. No further data is available.
Albert was raised by his maternal step-grandmother, Elizabeth (Baldwin) Phinney. William's parents, Thomas and Laura (Root) Logan reared Thomas Arthur. Presently, it is unknown who raised the other two children. They have not been found enumerated in a census.
William married third, Esther Susan Sider on 8 March 1877 in Moulton, Haldimand Co. Witnesses were Henry J. Logan (brother of William) and Elizabeth Ecker (cousin of Esther), both of Wainfleet. Rev. Jacob McCombs of Moulton officiated. Esther was born in Wainfleet, Welland Co., Ontario, the daughter of Peter Sider and Elizabeth (Betsey) Climenhaga.
Nine children were born of this union. All were delivered by Esther's mother Betsey, who was a mid-wife. John Franklin (1877-1954) married Florence Colling; Edward (1879-1932) married Adele Vohs/Voos; Lulu (1881-1968) married James Henry Daball and George F. Holloman; Roland McDonald (1883-1943) married Ina Mae Steep; Winfield Allison (1885-1961) married Rebecca and Augusta Doust; Wellington Peter (1889-1971) married Hannah Bellman Hoskin and Elizabeth-Susie Sider; Elizabeth Bessie Maude (1890-1914) married Richard Darling; Blanche Gertrude (1892-1962) married John E. Jeeves, Jr.; Robert Arnold (1900-1975) married Agnes Wagstaff.
Records show that William was a shoemaker, machinist, and then an engineer for the railroad. His 1911 obituary in the St. Catharines Daily Standard stated that he was a member of True Blue Lodge #3 and Loyal Orange Lodge #720.
The only property ownership records that have been found is the purchase of 1/4 acre on Lot 30, Conc 6, Wainfleet on 13 May 1884 from Jacob and Mary Mater. This property was sold 26 June 1890 to James Arthur Coleman. The record states that William and Esther were residents of St. Catharines. They lived at 59 George St. and 149 Welland St in St. Catharines.
William passed away 22 June 1911 as a result of shock from an operation per his death record. He is laid to rest in Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Sect. G, Row M, St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Ontario.
A death notice appeared in the St. Catharine Daily Standard,
06-23-1911, page four
There died in this city on Thursday morning, June 22, at the General and Marine Hospital, William H. Logan. He leaves a wife, eight sons and four daughters: Albert of Ashtabula, Ohio; Arthur of Wichita, Kansas; Oliver of Buffalo, New York; Roland, Winifred, and Wellington of Merriton; Mrs. John Binkly of Long Lake, Michigan; Mrs. John Dayboll of Chicago, Illinois; Miss Blanche Logan of Buffalo, New York; Franklin, Reuben; and Mrs. Richard Darling of St. Catharines. He was a member of the Loyal True Blues No. 3, and an honorary member of L.O.L. No. 720
A funeral notice appeared in the St. Catharine Daily Standard,
06-26-1911, Page one.
A member of the True Blue Lodge # 3 and the Loyal Orange Lodge # 573.
The funeral of the late William H. Logan took place form the family residence, 120 Russell Ave., on Saturday afternoon June 24th to Victoria Lawn Cemetery. the Rev. M. L. Huddlestone officiated at the home and graveside. the bearers were three members of the LOL (Loyal Orange Lodge) no. 573 and three members of TBL (True Blue Lodge) #T. Mitchell, T.C. McClelland, G. M. Hoover, D. Cain, W. S. Wilson and M.S. Plumley. The flowers and floral wreaths were numerous and beautiful.
Esther married Harry Miller. It is unknown if the marriage took place in Ontario or New York State. While living with her daughter Lulu in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Esther passed away 26 January 1943 and is buried in Holland Cemetery, Holland, Erie Co., New York. in the Holloman plot. A memory stone or marker has not been placed on her grave.