Chester A Logan


CHESTER A. LOGAN, undertaker at Leechburg, was born at East Brady, Clarion Co., Pa., June 19, 1880, son of Samuel M. Logan.

James Logan, great-grandfather of Chester A. Logan, lived in Pine township, Allegheny Co., Pa., where he was engaged in farming. His wife bore the maiden name of Nancy Hood. They had children as follows: Martha, who married Benjamin Breedon; William; John; George; Louisa, who married John Wallace, and Emerson.

George Logan was born in 1826, and died in 1865. He married Martha Nickeulson, daughter of Joseph and Mary Nickeulson, and she resides at Manorville, Armstrong Co., Pa., aged (1913) eighty-four years. She and her husband had one child who grew to maturity, Samuel M.

Samuel M. Logan was born Jan. 13, 1857, at Manorville, in Manor township, Armstrong county, and when thirteen years old began learning marble cutting, following that trade at East Brady, Braddock and Leechburg, to which place he came about 1891. He embarked in business in the last named town, and is now doing a large amount of first-class work. He married Ida Sedwick, daughter of John Sedwick, of East Brady.

Chester A. Logan is the only son of his parents. He attended the local schools of Leechburg, Grove City College and Elders Ridge Academy, following which he took a course at Eckels College of Embalming and Sanitary Science, in Philadelphia, from which he was graduated in March, 1910. He located in Leechburg on April 21st of the same year, and has firmly established himself in the confidence of the people. In addition to having a fully equipped establishment, he is well fitted for his work not only by training, but because of his tactful nature, which enables him to prove a friend indeed to those who require his professional services. Mr. Logan belongs to Leechburg Lodge, No. 577, F. & A. M., the Odd Fellows and the local order of Elks. The Presbyterian Church holds his membership.

Source: Page 828, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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