Logan Best

Princeville Telephone, Jan 1931
Submitted by Mike McMullen 



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 the attack.

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.


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