R. R. ANDREWS, merchant, Kellettville, was born in Newburg, N. Y., October 25, 1845, a son of Ransom and Julia
(Barnes) Andrews, natives of Chenango county, N. Y. His father was a printer by trade, and edited the Arus, of
Binghampton, N. Y., for a number of years, and was afterward connected in business with Horace Greeley in New York
City. He now resides in Canada. R. R. Andrews received an ordinary education, and in 1865 enlisted in the Twentieth
New York Battery, serving until the close of the war, after which he engaged in the extract business, at Painted
Post, N. Y., Trout Run, Lycoming Co., Penn., and Smethport, McKean Co., Penn. In 1882 he came to Kellettville,
and took charge of the extract works for W. W. Kellett until 1884 when he established his present mercantile business.
After leaving Trout Run Mr. Andrews traveled in Europe, making London, England, his headquarters, his family stopping
at South Kensington, London, for one year. After making the second trip, he traveled through the Southwestern States
for the same man, N. Spencer Thomas, of Elmira, N. Y., and in the spring of 1889 he took a trip through Oregon
and Washington Territories. returning by way of California and Salt Lake. Mr. Andrews married, in 1878, Miss Maria
Rarick, of New York State, and they have one child, Charles. Our subject is identified with the Republican party,
and was appointed postmaster in 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews are members of the Free Methodist Church.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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