Documents and photos provided by Deb & Dave Marinier

 
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1909

HOW THEY DID IT BACK THEN

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Home (1909)

Getting there

The Tour

Memorabilia

Tour Photos

Contact


 

One hundred years ago...

   

PARRY SOUND TODAY

   
   

Home (Strathcona Cup)

Welcome

Tour Participants

Maps

The complete itinerary

Tour schedule

new Daily Journal

Photos

Dinners & Toasts

Tour Historian's Notes

Paper Trail: in the news

Results

Canadians on the 1909 Tour!

History of the Medal

Memorabilia of one tourist

A collection of pins

Background to the Cup

Scottish Tour of Canada in 2003

Canadian Tour of Scotland in 1998

The Pin Page

Tour songs

Related links

Partners

Contacts

 

(There are more photos in the private area)

 

 

 

 

Mr. Alexander Logan was a curler residing in Parry Sound Ontario, when he got the opportunity to join the Canadian Curling Tour of Scotland in 1909.

We are fortunate to be able to share with you some rare photos and documents from that great adventure.

 

Many thanks to Deb (Logan) Marinier, who is Mr. Alex Logan's great granddaughter, and her husband, D.A.(Dave) Marinier, of Georgian Art Services.

 

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Alexander Logan

• Born 24 May, 1862, South Oakley, Parrish of Saline, Fifeshire, Scotland.

• Immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1883.

• Occupation: Successful Contractor and businessman. Founded Logan's Funeral Home and Furniture Store in 1885. Logan's Funeral Home carries on business in the same location today and is managed by Alexander's Great Grandson Hugh Logan. In addition to the Funeral Home and Furniture store he was responsible for the construction of several commercial buildings in Parry Sound, most notably the IOOF building, a Post office, an Elementary School and Agricultural Hall.The latter buildings have since been rebuilt into other structures.

• Co-founder, ardent curler and supporter of the Parry Sound Curling Club.

• Member of the Canadian Curling Team 1909.

• Corresponded with Andrew Carnegie of Dunfermline, Scotland and was successful in securing his financial support for the purchase of the first pipe organ at Parry Sound's St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

• Fulfilled the role of Indian Agent for Parry Sound and area, Fire Chief for the Town of Parry Sound, Church Elder and member of local Masonic Lodge.

• Appointed Burgess of Dunfermline, Scotland 1902.

• Died, 08 October 1944, Parry Sound, Ontario.