|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1839|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 5, 1912|
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 72, No 22, p 701, May 27, 1912.
Towner Philetus Andrews, son of Daniel Scranton and Almeda (Coon) Andrews, was born at Adams, N. Y., January 23, 1839.
His maternal grandmother was a descendant of Elder John Maxson, the first pastor of the First Hopkinton Church; and of George Stillman, who came to America from London in 1683.
When he was three years old his parents moved to Watson, in Lewis County, where he lived until he was grown. At the age of ten or eleven he was converted and joined the Watson Seventh-day Baptist Church.
Mr. Andrews was graduated from Alfred University in 1863. Early the next year he enlisted and served in the army until he was discharged at the close of the war.
March 7, 1866, he was married at Rock River, Wis., to Eleanor Vincent, daughter of David and Freegift (Saunders) Vincent of Almond, N. Y. They located at Farina, Ill., and became constituent members of the Farina Seventh-day Baptist Church. Mr. Andrews was a well-read man, an independent thinker, and conscientious in action. Consequently he was a useful man in the church and community. At different times he has held positions of trust in the church and town. He taught two terms of school after coming to Farina, and had taught five terms before he came to Illinois.
Mr. Andrews died suddenly at his home at Farina, on the afternoon of May 5, 1912, of heart trouble. He leaves a widow and three children, - Darwin, of Boulder, Colo., and Mark and Mary of Farina.
Funeral services were held at his late residence on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, assisted by Elder Bascom, who offered prayer, and Elder L. D. Seager, who sang 'Saved by Grace,' and spoke of the influence of brother Andrews' life.
W. D. B.
Daniel Scranton Andrews (1807 - 1887)
Almeda Coon Andrews (1811 - 1888)
Eleanor Vincent Andrews (1838 - 1924)*
Created by: Jon Saunders
Record added: Sep 09, 2012
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