John Logan with wife Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan, son Manning Alexander Logan, and daughter Mary Elizabeth Dollie Logan (c1870)

The love story behind our first Memorial Day (1955)

When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves tomorrow, there will be many indebted to a tall, dark-haired frontiersman-soldier-statesman, General John Alexander Logan. Through his efforts, encouraged by his loyal wife, Memorial Day was founded.
Letters from lonely, unhappy wives (1914)

Letters from lonely, unhappy wives (1914)

There were many lonely, unhappy wives in every era. From 1914: 'Society, with the entire approval and cooperation of woman, has long protected man in his sins by a cover of silence, that it is considered hardly polite to speak of such a disagreeable incident as wife-beating.'