William Bryan Logan and Edith Virginia Moore Logan

William Bryan Logan b 11-22-1897 Thorsby, AL d 11-19-1976, Uncle Bryan rarely talked about his home in AL., but about three weeks before his death told about his cousin, a Miller who had been governor of Al. in the 1930’s, Uncle Bryan and his brother John had come to Lookout Mountain, Bryan met and married Edith about 1922, she was 16 years old. Edith was a beautiful woman and Uncle Bryan loved her dearly. Uncle Bryan had completed the third grade, but finished high school with a correspondence course. He was the most intelligent man I ever knew, he possessed a photographic memory. He, like many others moved near Oak Ridge, TN when it was under construction, during WWII, He and Aunt Edith eventually built a home in Kingston, TN. Uncle Bryan was the head of the electrical department at Union Carbide at Oak Ridge, Tn. He had complete responsibility for the entire electrical department including hiring all the electricians. As a young man, Bryan’s son Elvin jokingly said he didn’t know how much money his father made, but he knew it was more than anyone else in Kingston. Edith Virginia Moore Logan b 6-19-1906 Dade Co., GA d 1963 is the first child of Bert Clement Moore and Kathrine Driggs Moore. One of Bryan and Edith’s first homes was near Edith’s mother and father in New Salem. The old log cabin still stands on the property of Ernest Hawes. My mother Evelyn says Uncle Bryan spoiled Aunt Edith. Every season she would have a completely new wardrobe, going to Loveman’s or Miller’s and spend several hundred dollars on clothes, she also liked hats and would visit the hat shops in St Elmo and try on 40 or 50 hats, and come home with several of them. She belonged to several social clubs in Kingston, and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Aunt Edith was one of the first women we knew to smoke in public and get away with it! She had a way about her that was special. Aunt Edith succumbed to cancer at age 56, although she had lived in Kingston many years, it was her wish to be buried in New Salem. The obituary listed the following cousins and friends as pallbearers Frank Massey, Hugh McKaig, Scott Gray, Walter Bradford, Herman Moore, Malcolm Moore, Felix Matthews, Ralph Moore, Honorary Pallbearers Paul Craig, Ernest Hawes, Ronnie Whitaker, Grady Bradford, Cecil McKaig, John, McGuffey, Roy Moore, Bud Haygood, K. C. Adkins, Carl Baker, Harold McKaig, and Lewis McKaig.

Bryan and Edith have four boys, they are,

Gerald Milton Logan b 1-16-1925 d 7-26-1991, Gerald is a veteran of WWII, he served in the U S Navy from 1943 until 1952. His grave marker at Hawkins Cemetery reads Gerald Milton Logan MM3 US Navy. When he returne home he married Shirley McGuffey Whaley. Shirley is the daughter of John Gordon McGuffey and Mary Hise McGuffey. Shirley’s family had come to New Salem in 1923. Shirley had two sons by a previous marriage Harold (Harry) and Gordon (Gordy) Whaley, she and Gerald have two sons John Gerald and Carl Scott.

Robert (Bob) Bryan Logan b 2-25-1933 d 11-20-1991 married 6-8-1958 Geneva Hicks b in Roane Co. TN their children are Martin Bryan b 5-17-1961, Norman Bradley b 6-11-1963, Edith Virginia (Scoter) b 10-20-1970. Bob retired from the US Army after 21 years of service as master sergeant He and Geneva made their home near Etwah, TN. James (Jim) Elvin Logan b 9-16-1938 married first Bettye Sue Mills, their children are Beth and Wesley who are now living in Las Vegas, NV. Elvin retired from the U S Air Force at age forty two as a full bird colonel. He now lives in Irvine, CA.

William Adrain Logan b 10-18-1951, Adrain was given everything by his elderly father after his mothers death. One of his toys was a go-cart. Adrain had a wreck on this go-cart that left him in the hospital for several days, He was later involved in a terrible automobile accident. He and several friends were returning a friend to college at UTK when the car in which they were riding struck a bridge imbutment on the interstate. Several were killed and Adrain sustained sever head injuries. He was in the hospital many weeks. When he was finally released from the hospital and after some recuperation time he left Kingston. He is a roamer and rarely heard from. He lives on the west coast moving from California to Alaska.

Submitted by Virginia Pennington Scruggs 13257 Hwy 136 Rising Fawn GA




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