Biography of Andrew J. Skiff
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Skiff, Andrew J., a lineal descendant of Louis De Moranville, who was a deserter from the French army during the time of King Philip, is a son of Thomas and Rbecca (De Moranville) Skiff, and was born in New Bedford, Mass., August 2, 1836. After attending the public schools he shipped aboard the barque Elizabeth on a whaling expedition for twenty seven months, and afterward secured employment on a coaster as mate, under Captain Simmons. He then sailed on the lakes for a short time, when he returned home and learned the ship carpenter's trade, which he followed for twenty eight years. At the end of this service he was appointed sexton of Pine Grove Cemetery, which position he now fills. Mr. Skiff was married, August 9, 1854, to Amy J., daughter of Daniel and Rhuama (Omaus) Spooner, and they have had eleven children: Florence, Benjamin A., Ada, Carrie, Evaline F., Estella V., Amy, Andrew, Lottie, Lizzie A. and Albertha. Mr. Skiff has always taken an active interest in public affairs and was a police officer for five years.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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