Thomas Jefferson Logan

From the Gonzales Inquirer, March 8, 1904
Submitted by Deborah Smith

The remains of Mr. Thos. J. Logan, who died yesterday morning were laid at rest this afternoon at
1:00 o'clock in the Masonic Cemetery, with appropriate ceremonies by the Masonic lodge of this
city, of which order he had been a member. 
From the Gonzales Inquirer,  March 29, 1904:

Resolutione of Respect -- Masonic
Thomas Jefferson Logan:

To the W. M., Wardens and Brethren of Gonzales Lodge No. 30, A. F. and A. M.

The undersigned, a committee appointed to draft suitable resolutions on the death of our late
Brother, Thomas J. Logan, beg leave to report as follows--

Brother Logan was born in the state of Mississippi in the year 1852, and came to Texas with his
parents in the year 1857, the family locating near the town of Gonzales, where they have
continuously resided.

The subject of these resolutions received a common school education in the schools in and near
the town of Gonzales.  He grew up to manhood amid the thrilling scenes during and after the Civil
War, but was not polluted in any manner by the lawlessness that existed during those times.

He was thrice married and leaves now living a wife and seven children, besides his aged mother
and brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely death.

During the years of 1877 and 1878 he was engaged in the butcher business in the town of
Gonzales, since then, with the exception of one or two years, he has been engaged in farming near
the town.

At the age of 24 years he was made a Master Mason in this lodge and was ever faithful in his
attendance at its meetings and by precept and example tried to exemplify in his life the teachings
of our ancient institution.

His life, like most of us, was an uneventful one, yet the influence of his gentle and even disposition
will continue to live, and the patience with which he endured the pains of that disease which had
been sapping his life for the past two years will not be in vain.

Be it resolved that while we deeply deplore the decease of our late brother, we meekly submit to
the will of Him whose handiwork we are, and in whom we live and move and have our being.

Be it further resolved, that the lodge and brethren be clothed in the usual badge of mourning for
30 days and that a copy of these resolutions be furnished his bereaved family to whom we extend
our heartfelt sympathy and also a copy be furnished the Gonzales Inquirer for publication.

     T. E. Stephenson
     H. C. Davis
     F. M. Fly

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