A couple of weeks ago Janice Butler brought to the Historical Society Museum a wonderful old family photo album along with a framed photo of her grandparents.
New “old stuff” always motivates me to learn more about the people in the photos. Over the years, the Storms family and their descendants had an influence on our community. Logan’s father, his first wife and their 11 children came from Garrand County, Kentucky, to Missouri in the 1860s.
After Elizabeth died, he married Mary E. Stillwell and they had two sons, Logan Isaac in 1870 and Edward E. in 1871. Logan and Edward grew up in the Strasburg/Pleasant Hill area of Cass County. The 1900 U. S. Census shows both were living in Sni-A-Bar Township, Jackson County, Missouri. I believe the rest of the family stayed behind in Cass County.
Logan Storms married Cora R. Scott on February 5, 1891. From my research I learned they had 7 children; Lottie, 1892; Luther, 1895; Laurette, 1898; Gilbert “Asa”, 1900; Herbert, 1903; Mildred, 1909 and Ama, 1915.
Asa, named for his grandfather, work on Sni-A-Bar Farms until it was sold in 1945. Mildred married Felix Thompson and she lived in Grain Valley until her death in 1995. They had three children; all graduates of Grain Valley High School.
Betty Joan (Thompson) Turner (1930-2010) served as the Postmaster in Grain Valley for many years. James “Jimmy” Thompson (1942-2011) graduated in 1960. I remember him as a three-sport athlete who played a trumpet in the high school band. I remember Janice (Thompson) Butler as one of the pretty cheerleaders I admired and looked up to when I was in elementary school. And, by the way, all of their children are GVHS graduates as well!
Thanks to Janice Butler who donated these family treasurers to the Historical Society.
Next week: I will tell you more about Edward E. Storms and his family.
Logan and Cora (Scott) Storms
on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary February 5, 1941.