DUNCAN FARMER DIED SUDDENLY THURSDAY
Logan Best, 49 year old farmer and highly respected of the Duncan community,
passed away at his home 8 miles northwest of Princeville very suddenly last
Thursday morning about 9:30 o’clock.
Mr. Best had suffered a heart attack about a week previous to his death,
which had confined him to his bed for a few days, and he was still confined to
his home at the time of the second and fatal attack.
Thursday morning, about 8:30 o’clock, he began to have pains in his chest
over his heart, which in a short time became very serious. A physician was
called at once, but Mr. Best gradually grew weaker from the severe pain, caused
by a congestion of the arteries leading to the heart, and in his weakened
condition, his heart was unable to withstand the severe pressure forced upon it
from the congestion of the arteries, and he passed away about an hour following
He was the son of William and Amella Best and was born near Princeville,
Illinois on October 9, 1881, and died on January 29, 1931, at the age of 49
years, 3 months and 20 days.
He was united in marriage to Alice M. Graves of Duncan, Illinois on January
20, 1904. To this union were born two son Edward and Herbert, and one daughter,
Wilma, who died in infancy. He is survived by his devoted wife; his two sons,
Edward and Herbert at home; his only sister Miss Minnie, and brother, Howard,
who still reside on the old home farm, north of Princeville; and two other
brothers, Charles, of south of Princeville, and Alex, of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.
Mr. Best lived his entire life in the Duncan community, where he was held in
high esteem by his friends and neighbors. He was honest, industrious and a kind
friend and neighbor. He was very devoted to his family, and his every thought
centered around his home and loved ones. He will be sorely missed in the home,
where he was deeply loved and honored, and in the community as well, where he
held the respect and friendship of all who knew him. Mr. Best was a member of
the Modern Woodsmen of America.
Funeral services were held at the Stringtown church on Saturday afternoon at
2:30 o’clock, with Rev. John F. Bliss Princeville in charge, Mrs. Maude Carman
and Miss Fern Parents of Princeville sang for the occasion. A large concourse of
relatives and friends attended the last rites of this good man. Interment was in
the Stringtown cemetery.
Relatives from a distance who were present at the last rites were: Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Best of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; John Graves, Marion Graves, Mrs. Edith
Haines and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Graves, all of Winterset, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Ham and son of Lorimer, Ia.; and Mrs. Hattie Atkinson and son Percy, and
daughter, Mrs. Ona Keller of Yale, Ia.