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 Andrew Albright, Sr

Andrew Albright, Sr

Birth
Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Death 18 Mar 1905 (aged 74)
Seabreeze, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 139317887 · View Source
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Andrew Sr. had two children with his wife Elmira: Andrew John Albright Jr. and Elizabeth Albright (later Spurr).

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Our story begins on a nice summer day in 1831. On June 23rd of that year a healthy baby boy is born on a farm in the town of Dryden, Tomkins County, New York to proud parents Elisha & Elizabeth Albright. He is the 7th of 11 children born to the couple. His name is Andrew Albright and he will be the patriarch of our little tale.

Andrew Albright worked on his father’s farm for the first 35 years of his life. During the last year living there he had been working to find a way to coat metal horse harness trimmings with hard rubber.

This is an age before the automobile when the standard mode of transportation was a horse and buggy. In 1867, against his father's wishes, he leaves to work at the Novelty Rubber Company in New Brunswick, New Jersey to pursue this dream.

While there he continues experimenting and acquires several patents along the way. He forms the “Rubber-Coated Harness Trimmings Company”, transfers his patents to it, and becomes the company's president.

He marries his wife Elmira in 1868 and they have two children - first a daughter Elizabeth Albright (later Spurr) in 1869, and then a son, Andrew Albright Junior born in 1874. Elmira has two children from a previous marriage - Ida Strong (born in 1857) and Charles Strong (born in 1861).

Andrew Sr. died from apoplexy (a stroke) on March 18, 1905 at the age of 74 in Sea Breeze, Florida. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey. It is about a 4 mile drive from the Newark Liberty International Airport.



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  • Created by: Athanatos
  • Added: 27 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 139317887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Albright, Sr (23 Jun 1830–18 Mar 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 139317887, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .