Biography of Chauncy A. Cochran
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

CHAUNCY A. COCHRAN, secretary bf the Youngstown Iron and Steel Roofing Company and of the Youngstown Pressed Steel Company, is one of the prominent young business men of Youngstown, of which city he is a native. He is a son of Lucius E. and Mary Isabella (Brownlee) Cochran. of Youngstown.

Lucius E. Cochran was born in Delaware County, Ohio, June 12, 1842, and is a son of Robert and Nancy (Hummason) Cochran, and a grandson of George H. Cochran, a nierchant of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, who transferred his mercantile interests 'to Vienna, Ohio, in 1816. Robert Cochran was a farmer by vocation and resided the greater part of his life in Logan County, Ohio. In 1862 Lucius E. Cochran, after having pursued a commercial course at Pittsburg, became bookkeeper for the firm of Andrews & Hitchcock, of Youngstown, and five years later became a member of the manufacturing firm of Andrews Brothers & Company, of Haselton, Ohio. In 1880 this concern was consolidated with the firm of Andrews Brothers and the Niles Iron Company and Mr. Cochran was made the first president and treasurer of the new concern. He has extensive interests in various manufacturing concerns and ranks as one of the foremost men of the Mahoning Valley. In 1868 he married Mary Isabella Brownlee, a daughter of John and Leah (Powers) Brownlee. Into their household were born two Sons: Robert B., who died at the age of 32 years; and Chauncy A.

Chauncy A. Cochran was educated in the public schools of Youngstown and subsequently attended Peekskill Military Academy at Peekskill, New York, from which he was graduated. Upon attaining manhood he engaged with his father in the manufacturing business and is now secretary of the Youngstown Iron & Steel Roofing Company and of the Youngstown Pressed Steel Company, of which concerns his father is president and chief stockholder.

Mr. Cochran married Sarah E. Davis, a daughter of the late Hon. John R. Davis, who for many years was prominent in Mahoning County both in public and business life. Mr. Davis was educated at Western University, Pittsburg, and then for three years filled the position of private secretary to Hon. A. Howells, United States Consul at Cardiff, Wales. Upon returning to his native country in 1864, he enlisted in the 155th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he served until the close of the war. On January 1, 1867, he was married to Maria S. Richards, a native of Tioga County, Pennsylvania. After his marriage he was engaged in mercantile pursuits at Youngstown until 1872, when he was elected sheriff of Mahoning County, being reelected in 1874. On retiring from office January 1, 1877, he engaged in a real estate and insurance business, in which he was interested until his death, which took place February 13, 1900. His sons, John R. and Ralph G., now conduct the business under the style of John R. Davis' Sons. Mr. Davis was elected a member of the General Assembly of Ohio in 1889 and reelected in 1891. Four sons and one daughter, Mrs. Cochran, survive him.

Mr. and Mrs. Chauncy A. Cochran are the parents of two children - Lucius D. and Maria. The family home is located at No. 68o Bryson street. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran are members of the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. The former is a Republican in politics, a member of a Masonic fraternity, and belongs to the leading clubs of the city.

20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

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