Timothy Langdon Andrews, M. D.
First wife was Laura Childs, b. July 22, 1835 Niagra NY, she the daughter of William H. Childs Sr. and his first wife Laura Amsden.
Married Dr. F L Andrews May 21, 1856.
Laura's father's memorial #26447615
A life of usefulness now crowned with years and honors—such in brief is the history of Dr. Timothy Langdon Andrews, now living retired in Mount Pleasant . He has passed the eighty-seventh milestone on life's journey, his birth having occurred in Danbury , Connecticut , on the 9 th of May, 1819 , a son of William and Sarah ( Parkhill ) Andrews. His ancestors became residents of the new world during the colonial epoch in the history of the country. His father, Rev. William Andrews, was a Congregational minister and during his active connection with the pastoral work of the church was located at Windham , Danbury and Cornwall , Connecticut , his death occurring in the last named place, while his wife passed away at Marietta , Ohio . They had six sons and a daughter, and five of the sons became ministers of the Congregational denomination, while the other also entered professional life.
The early boyhood days of Dr. Andrews were spent in Danbury and Cornwall , Connecticut , and after acquiring his elementary education in the common schools he subsequently attended the Cornwall Academy , acquiring a good, liberal education. He likewise profited by instruction from his father, who was a most highly educated man. When he had completed his own course of study he engaged in teaching school and was variously employed in his early manhood. For a time he conducted a store, but becoming imbued with a desire to make the practice of medicine his life work, he began studying with Dr. North, of South Cornwall , afterward entering the Vermont Medical College , at Castleton , Vermont , where he was graduated in November, 1845, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
Leaving New England for a more congenial climate, for he believed the rigorous winters of New England were detrimental to his health, he made his way to Cincinnati, Ohio, immediately after his graduation, and there spent some time in attending medical lectures and visiting hospitals. Later he went to Clarksville , Tennessee , where for a year he engaged in teaching in an academy. Believing that his lungs were affected, in the spring of 1847 he went to New Orleans , hoping to be entered upon the practice of medicine.
In January, 1849, he was employed by the American Colonization Society as physician and surgeon to accompany a cargo of emancipated slaves to Liberia , Africa . Cholera broke out on shipboard and eighteen died in the first few days, but the disease was checked before there were any more deaths. The voyage lasted seventy days. On leaving Africa in April, the same year, Dr. Andrews crossed the ocean to South America , landing first at Brazil and afterward went to Rio Janeiro. Not finding any boat to take him back to New Orleans, he became a passenger on a German vessel bound for San Francisco by the way of Cape Horn, and arrived at the Golden Gate in November, 1849. There performing various services acting as inspector of customs, as editor of a newspaper and as a school teacher.
In the spring of 1851 he made a voyage into the Southern Pacific waters and remained on an island of the Navigator or Samoan group for four months, trafficking with the natives. He then returned by way of the Sandwich Islands , where he spent several months with a cousin, Rev. Lorrin Andrews, a missionary in Honolulu .
In March, 1855, Dr. Andrews returned to New England by the Nicaragua route and in the fall on the same year located at Marietta , Ohio , where in the spring of 1856 he assumed editorial control of the Marietta Intelligencer , a whig newspaper. While acting as its editor and publisher, he used his influence for the formation of the Republican party and the adoption of its principles, supporting John C. Fremont for president and Salmon P. Chase for governor of Ohio . He made a close study of the great questions which resulted in the organization of the party and was the champion of the principles which gave it birth.
In May, 1856, Dr. Andrews was united in marriage to Miss Laura A. Childs, of Niagara Falls, New York, who died in January, 1871, at Orient, Adair county, Iowa, leaving five children: John F.; Daisy, now the wife of Howard E. Eide, of Providence, Rhode Island; Edward C.; Herbert B.; and Laura A., the wife of Walter F. Fowler, of Kansas City. The sons are now residents of Los Angeles , California .
Impaired health and the close confinement necessary to his editorial work obliged Dr. Andrews to abandon the field of journalism, and in 1862 he removed to Niagara Falls , where he remained until 1869. In that year in company with his eldest son he made his way to Iowa , settling in Adair county, where his family later joined him. There he turned his attention to farming and to the practice of medicine. In October, 1874, following the death of his wife, he removed to Creston, Iowa, his children having in the meantime returned to the east. Having changed his professional views and embraced homeopathy, Dr. Andrews entered its practice in Creston, where he continued until 1883, when he went to Wichita , Kansas , and in the practice of medicine and surgery secured a large patronage, which claimed his attention until about 1890.
He then went to St. Joseph , Missouri , where, in collaboration with Mrs. Andrews, he wrote for the St. Joseph Daily News and the Journal of Commerce , of which he was editor. He had been married in the meantime, on the 27 th of March, 1877, to Mrs. Sarah E. White, a daughter of William H. Taylor, one of the pioneer residents of Henry county, Iowa, and in 1892, following the death of Mrs. Taylor, they returned to this county to care for Mr. Taylor, with whom they remained until his demise. Here Dr. Andrews has since lived retired. He and his wife attend and support St. Michael's Episcopal church.
Mrs. Andrews was born in Marietta , Ohio , November 30, 1839 , her parents being W. H. and Susan H. ( Talbot ) Taylor. She was a resident of Marietta while the Doctor was an editor there during her girlhood days. In 1865, in Henry county, she became the wife of Edward T. White, then a resident of Mount Pleasant , Iowa . He was the founder of the Free Press , a republican paper of Mount Pleasant , and later was editor of a paper in Bloomfield , Iowa , where his death occurred. Mr. Taylor was one of the early residents of this county and owned and conducted a fruit farm near the town.
Dr. Andrews in the midst of a busy life has given considerable attention to the study of botany and collected a fine herbarium, which he gave to Ames Agricultural College in 1903. He kept this up from time of graduation at all times and all places. One plant which he discovered in California was named in his honor by Dr. Torrey, the celebrated botanist. Always fond of scientific research and investigation, he has continually broadened his knowledge as the years have advanced.
His life record has contained various experiences, and in his visits to many parts of the globe he has gained the culture and learning which only travel can bring. The Doctor, a man of strong religious nature, has lived his religion in his every-day life. His character is one of beauty, and today he is one of the honored and esteemed citizens of Mount Pleasant , spending the evening of his life here in the enjoyment of a well merited rest.
Son Herbert Blake Andrews:
21 Dec 1953
Death Place: Los Angeles
1880 United States Federal Census
about Herbert B. Andrews
Name: Herbert B. Andrews
Home in 1880: Creston, Union, Iowa
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's name: T.L. Andrews
Father's birthplace: Connecticut
Mother's name: Sarah E. Andrews
Mother's birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Single
Household Members: Name Age
T.L. Andrews 61
Sarah E. Andrews 40
John F. Andrews 21
Sarah Andrews 20
Edward C. Andrews 18
Herbert B. Andrews 15
Laura C. Andrews 12
J.I. Franklin 23
Julies Roestel 21
1900 United States Federal Census
about Tem*Y Andrews
Name: Tem*Y Andrews
[Timothy L Andrews]
Home in 1900: Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa
Birth Date: May 1819
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Spouse's Name: Mary E Andrews
Marriage year: 1877
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 23
Tem*Y Andrews 81
Mary E Andrews 60
Parents links provided by Barbara HARMS Craig (#47002615)
William Andrews (1782 - 1838)
Sarah Parkhill Andrews (1780 - 1857)
Laura Amsden Childs Andrews (1835 - 1871)
Sarah Emeline White Andrews (1839 - 1910)
Edward Childs Andrews (1862 - 1942)*
Herbert Blake Andrews (1864 - 1953)*
Sarah P. Hyde (____ - 1840)*
Edward W Andrews (1810 - 1895)*
Israel Ward Andrews (1815 - 1888)*
Timothy Langdon Andrews (1819 - 1908)
Ebenezer Baldwin Andrews (1821 - 1880)*
Forest Home Cemetery
Plot: J Row 21
Maintained by: Michelle
Originally Created by: Mo & Dave Gates
Record added: Jul 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72982404
Rest in peace.|
Added: Nov. 20, 2013
children: John F.; Daisy, now the wife of Howard E. Eide, of Providence, Rhode Island; Edward C.; Herbert Blake.; and Laura A., the wife of Walter F. Fowler, of Kansas City.|
Added: Aug. 21, 2011
Dr. Timothy Andrews. Loving husband of Laura Childs. He was born in Connecticut. Parents William and Sarah Parkhill Andrews.|
Added: Aug. 21, 2011