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
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897
Mahoning County, Ohio Biographies
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