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Oscar Jacob "O. J." Andrews
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1846
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1940

Oscar was born in a log house located 15 miles south of Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of John Andrews and Lucinda Smith. For a time, he was an instructor in writing schools near Chicago. Oscar married Mary J. Beattie on Oct. 4, 1874. She was also a teacher, and they taught in the school at Crown Point, Indiana. Mary died February 17, 1881. Oscar continued to teach near Chicago until 1885, when he came to Wichita to visit his uncle who had moved there from Wapello, Iowa the same year. Oscar traveled to Dodge City in November 1885 and traveled from there to his homestead claim which was located northeast of present day Bloom. Oscar married Margaret Straney Manning at Dodge City, Kansas on April 5, 1887. Margaret was the daughter of John B. Straney and sister of Will Straney, neighboring homesteaders of Oscar. During these homestead days Oscar taught school and later, using his penmanship skills, sold his hand-made family records and marriage certificates door to door in Kansas and Colorado. Starting back in 1885, Oscar had been issued a license to preach by the local Methodist Church. He preached and taught Sunday School at many locations including Bloom, Ford, Kingsdown and Minneola, Kansas. (Jay S. Andrews, History of Bloom, Kansas, 1963.) 
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  Margaret Straney Andrews (1855 - 1942)
  Jay S. Andrews (1888 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Bucklin Cemetery
Ford County
Kansas, USA
Plot: B12, L11
Created by: Larry E. Barnes
Record added: Dec 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81931031
Oscar Jacob O. J. Andrews
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- Larry E. Barnes
 Added: Dec. 1, 2012

- Larry E. Barnes
 Added: Dec. 13, 2011

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