Biography of R. R. Andrews
Forest County, PA Biographies





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.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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