Pages 678-679, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




LOGAN W. WRIGHT was born in Pettis County, Mo., on the 19th of January, 1863, a son of Thomas J., born in Ky., January 8, 1840, and Martha (Embree) Wright, born March 4, 1839. They were married May 18, 1856 in Cooper County Missouri. Mr. Wright died March 13, 1873, and his widow is now living in Los Angeles county, California.

Of their six children, Logan W. Wright is the second in order of birth. On his father's farm he followed the plow, assisted in the planting and also aided in harvesting the crops when the summer's sun had ripened the grain. The educational privileges which he enjoyed were those afforded by the common schools. In 1882 he came to Woodson County, locating on a farm, and during the greater part of the time which has since elapsed he has followed agricultural pursuits, although for a brief period he was connected with mercantile interests in Iola.

On the 12th of September, 1880, Mr. Wright was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary Purcell, who was born in Benton County, Missouri. February 4, 1865, and is the only daughter of J. M. and Lucinda Purcell, now of Piqua, Kas. The young couple began their domestic life upon the farm where they resided until 1889. In that year they removed to Iola, where Mr. Wright became interested in the grocery business as a member of the firm of Munger & Wright. After about four months he purchased his partner's interest and conducted the enterprise alone for a short time, when


he sold out to the firm of Purcell & Son. During this period Mrs. Wright carried on a millinery business, in Iola, but after a year her health having failed she was compelled to sell her stock, and they returned to the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have one child, Lillie, an interesting young lady of eighteen years, who is now in school, and will soon complete her education. Their home is pleasantly situated two miles west of Piqua, where Mr. Wright is now engaged in farming and stock raising. He has eighty acres of well improved land, and to its further development he is giving his attention, the place yielding a good competence in return for his labors.

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