Nov. 10, 1905 Caledonia Boone County Illinois, USA
He married Barbara McMillan in 1876. They had five children.
Belvidere] Republican-Northwestern, Friday, November 10, 1905 FELL FROM WINDMILL John Andrew of Caledonia Met Sudden Death with Broken Neck. Alone When Accident Happened. Caledonia, Ill., Nov. 8. - John Andrew, a well-known farmer residing one-half mile south of the village, was instantly killed this afternoon by a fall from the windmill tower on his farm. There were no witnesses to the mishap that resulted in the death of Mr. Andrew so that the time of its occurence is not known. The unfortunate man was alone at the time his wife, son and daughter having gone to Rockford on a shopping trip. Mr. Andrew was to have met his family at the railroad station when they returned on the 4 o'clock train and his faiure to meet them at the station with a converance caused them to suspicion that some accident had befallen the husband and father. After a short wait they proceeded to their home where the body of Andrew, cold in death, was found at the foot of the windmill tower. Life had then been extinct for some time and from this it is thought that the accident took place late in the afternoon. An oil can on the ground beside the body told the story of the terrible mishap and revealed the cause of death. Mr. Andrew had evidently mounted the tower to oil the mill and missing his footing or becoming dizzy lost his hold and was dashed to his death. Two of the rounds of the tower were broken, probably by the body striking against them in its descent. The deceased was one of the well-known residents of the Scotch settlement and news of his sudden death was received with sorrow in the vicinity where he was a respected and beloved resident. Mr. Andrew was fifty-four years of age and leaves a widow and four children to mourn his sudden taking. They are Matthew who resides on a farm half a mile south of the homestead, Mrs. David Andrew of Guilford and Thomas and Miss Louise Andrew at home. Dr. Penniman of Argyle hastened to the home on learning of the accident and an examination by the physician showed that death had been instantaneous, the neck having been broken by the fall.