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Mary Elizabeth (Logan) Tucker

 

Mary Elizabeth Logan Tucker, daughter of Major-General and Senator John A. and Mary S. Logan, was born in Benton, Franklin County, Illinois. In personal appearance and disposition she is strikingly like her illustrious father, and has many of his features and traits of character. She was educated at the Convent of the Visitation, Georgetown, D. C, one of the oldest schools in the United States. She was the organizer and founder of the alumnae of her alma mater, March 3, 1893, and was elected and served as its first president. Mrs. Tucker was married on the twenty-seventh day of November, 1877, w the home of her parents in Chicago, Illinois. Not long after her marriage she removed to Santa Fe, New Mexico. General Logan having secured the appointment of her husband as an officer in the United States army he was ordered to that remote station. Notwithstanding her youth she adapted herself to all the inconveniences of army life which existed twenty-five years ago.

By her keen intelligence, happy disposition, knowledge of human nature, generous hospitality and versatility in originating entertainments, and helpfulness in all efforts for the betterment of conditions and welfare of the army people, and in all emergencies, she won for herself great popularity and the highest esteem of the citizens of Santa Fe and her associates in the army.

In 1886 her husband was ordered to Washington, hence it happened they were both with her parents when her distinguished father died. They remained with the widowed mother for eight years. Part of this time Mrs. Tucker was engaged as one of the staff of the Home Magazine, then published in Washington, D. C. Her literary career was interrupted by her husband's orders to other posts of duty as an army officer, including the stations of St Paul, Chicago and Manila, P. I. Mrs. Tucker is the mother of three sons, two of whom are dead. Her youngest son died in Manila, August 5, 1905. Mrs. Tucker is a woman of marked ability, keen perception, and dauntless moral courage. She has traveled extensively, is an omnivorous reader, and has an unusually extensive knowledge of affairs political and otherwise, her perfect taste guiding her aright in the refinements of life. She is deeply interested and ever ready to join in every movement for the uplift of man-kind and the advancement of civilization.

She is a member of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Civic Federation and the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and is to deliver an address before this Society at the meeting, October 11, 1911, at Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.

 

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