Captain Logan Tucker

He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1905 following the military tradition set by his grandfather, Major General John Alexander Logan, uncle Major John Alexander Logan Jr. and father, Colonel William Francis Tucker. He served in the Spanish American War in the Philippines and later in Cuba. He resigned effective March 31, 1911 as a member of the Quartermaster's Department.

His death under mysterious circumstances was the fodder for national news stories about a possible poisoning or suicide. He died while dining at the William Penn Inn with his wife. No autopsy was performed.

His wife, Mary Keyworth, had been involved in an acrimonious divorce with her first husband, Captain George Broome, after fleeing from Puerto Rico with their daughter. His parents were also involved in a very public divorce with both his mother and his grandmother, Mary Cunningham Logan, using their influence to have his father dismissed from the Army. His father later married the nurse, Mrs. Myrtle Frey Platt, who was at the center of the furor after insisting he did not have a relationship with her. The two met in the Philippines when Colonel Tucker was hospitalized.


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  • Maintained by: SLGMSD
  • Originally Created by: International Wargraves Photography Project
  • Added: 10 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15276964
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Captain Logan Tucker (Sep 1879–20 Dec 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15276964, citing US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .