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Jenny B. Logan Coleman
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1843
Death: May 19, 1891

Aged 48yrs, 3mos; La Grippe

While on a visit to Illinois, Louis H Coleman formed the acquaintance of Jenny B. Logan of Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of Judge Stephen T. Logan, and on the 4th of October, 1866, was united in marriage to her. Mr. Coleman regards his marriage to Jenny B. Logan as the most important event in his life. It gave to him, though an entire stranger, ready admission to the very best families of the city and a favorable introduction to the business community.

Mrs. Coleman was a woman of rare gifts, intellectually and socially. She had the quickness of perception of her father and an affability that at once gave her an easy passport into social circles. But her great strength was not so much in society as in her home as a mother. She was quick to anticipate the every want of her children and had them under her complete control, and unconsciously subject to her authority, every exercised in love, before they left the cradle. She was indeed a companion and playmate to her children, and so completely possessed their love and confidence as to secure their loving obedience without the application of such corrections as were deemed indispensable to those who did not possess her rare gift of family government.

She was liberally educated in private and public schools of Springfield, Williams Female Academy in Kentucky and Monticello Seminary at Godfrey, Illinois, and was well qualified to teach the higher branches of mathematics and Latin has she been so inclined.

By this marriage they became the parents of four children, Logan being born May 25, 1875; Christopher Bush, April 24, 1875; Mary Logan, February 18, 1880; Louis Garfield, August 6, 1881. All four passed through the public schools without a single tardy mark and with grades from ninety-two to above ninety-five. Logan graduated from Lawrenceville preparatory school in 1892 and from Princeton College in 1896 and is now in the Illinois National Bank; Christopher, from Lawrenceville in 1892 and from Yale College in 1896, now a professor of history in Butler College, Indianapolis, Indiana, and an ordained minister of the Christian church; Mary, Monticello Seminary in 1900; Louis, from Lawrenceville in 1899 and from Yale in 1903, and now in his first year at Harvard Law School. Mary has just returned from touring Palestine with Professor Willet's Chicago University class, some twenty-three in number.

Mrs. Coleman died at "Logan Place," her home in Springfield, May 21, 1891, at the age of forty-eight, her birth having occurred February 19, 1843. She was an active member of the First Christian church of this city from early girlhood and a most estimable woman, whose kindly sympathies and good traits of mind and heart and hand endeared her to all who knew her.

~PAST AND PRESENT OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AND SANGAMON COUNTY ILLINOIS, Joseph Wallace, M. A. of the Springfield Bar, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL. 1904
Family links: 
  Stephen T. Logan (1800 - 1880)
  America T. Bush Logan (1806 - 1868)
  Louis H. Coleman (1842 - 1918)
  Sally Logan Lamon (____ - 1892)*
  Mary Logan Hay (1831 - 1874)*
  Jenny B. Logan Coleman (1843 - 1891)
  Kate Logan Littler (1845 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 7, 60
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Feb 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24576703
Jenny B. <i>Logan</i> Coleman
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Jenny B. <i>Logan</i> Coleman
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