Henry Andrews

Henry Andrews

New York, USA
Death 25 Dec 1893 (aged 47)
Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
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Henry Andrews
(April 18, 1846 ~ December 25, 1893)

Note: It is either Apr or Aug, I think April, I will try to verify.


Death of Henry Andrews.

After an illness of but a few days duration, Henry Andrews closed his eyes in “that sleep that knows no waking,” on Monday, Dec. 25, 1893, at 12:30 o’clock p. m. Deceased was among the very first to locate in this city and has been identified with its interests almost from its birth. He stood high in the esteem of the community and the announcement of his death caused a shock that is sadly felt by everyone. He was ill a few days, but so far recovered that the attending physician pronounced him out of danger and it was thought by all that he would soon be well. He felt so himself and without a thought of serious results, walked out on the porch and took cold. The result was a relapse which ended in death in a very short time.

Deceased leaves a wife and one child and a sister, Miss Libbie Andrews [# 61757018] who resides in Little Falls, New York. Awaiting the arrival of the latter, the funeral was deferred until Thursday, Dec. 28 at three o'clock p. m. The services were under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen of America and participated in by Frank P. Blair Post, G. A. R. of which orders he was an honored member.

Rev. J. P. Witt delivered a brief but most able and impressive sermon at the residence after which the remains were taken charge of by the above named orders and laid to rest in accordance with the ritualistic form thereof.

The deep-seated grief of the bereaved wife aroused the earnest sympathy of all who witnessed it and touched a responsive chord in the breasts of those who have suffered in a similar manner. But the saddest thought in connection with this sorrow is of the fatherless child, a bright little girl about three years of age, who was fairly idolized by the parents. His excessive love, care and pride was noticeable at all times and the little one’s love for him was no less remarkable. The contemplation of the separation of such souls can only bring sorrow to the stoutest heart. Yet for the little one’s sake it is best that the father was called first. Its future is safe in the hands of mother, whom we commend to the greater Father who cares for the widow and orphan with a love that can be felt by no earthly parent.

Galena Weekly Republican, Galena, Kansas, 30 December 1893, Saturday, Page: 4.


Henry Andrew's Death.

It becomes the painful duty of the TIMES to chronicle the death of one of Galena's best known and respected citizens, Henry Andrews, which occurred Monday, December 25, at 12:30 p. m. The deceased was taken sick with an attack of pneumonia Tuesday preceding his death, but was considered past danger Saturday evening, and Sunday he sat on the porch with his wife. Though the day was pleasant the exposure caused a relapse and he quickly grew worse from hour to hour until death came to him.

Mr. Andrews came to Galena about fourteen years ago from New York, and engaged in the hotel business for some time. Afterward he engaged in mining operations and was quite successful in his undertakings. He was well known to all the citizens of Galena, and his jovial, happy disposition and straight business methods won the friendship of all his acquaintances.

He was a soldier in the civil war and a member of Frank P. Blair Post, G. A. R., also a member of the order of Modern Woodmen of America, which two orders assisted in the funeral services. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the family residence, the sermon being preached J. P. Witt.

The deceased leaves a wife and one child, and one sister, who resides in New York and who was present at the funeral. The bereaved wife is entirely prostrated with grief and has been under the care of a physician since her husband's death, but is slowly recovering from the shock. Mr. Andrews carried several thousand dollars life insurance and left ample means for the loved ones left behind.

The Galena Times, Galena, Kansas, 30 December 1893, Saturday, Page: 2.

Biographical Notes:

Henry was married to Naomi, a native of New York, as was he. Their marriage certificate has not been found, but they were married and living together by 1885, in Galena. Her name in his will, written on Christmas Eve, 1893, was given as Naomi Kilbourne Andrews. They had two known children, both daughters, one an infant who died in 1886, and one whose name near the time of Henry’s death was given in the Galena newspaper as Mable, about age 3. Henry lived in Cherokee County, Kansas, for about 14 years before his death.

Before his marriage to Naomi, Henry served in the Civil War, enlisting in Company A, New York 1st Light Artillery Battery as a Private on 02 October 1861 from Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York. He mustered out on 07 June 1862, but immediately transferred on 07 June 1862 to New York 7th Light Artillery Battery Volunteers from which he mustered out on 22 July 1865 at Albany, NY. Shortly before his death, Henry was elected Senior Vice-Commander of the Frank Blair GAR Post in Galena.

After his death, Naomi moved back to Little Falls, New York. This note was in the Galena newspaper in 1896:

“Mrs. Henry Andrews leaves Monday, for New York, where she intends to make her future home, if she can slow up enough to keep pace with the easy going people of the east.”

Galena Weekly Republican, 29 February 1896, Saturday, Page: 5.


Naomi died a young woman in 1907, with last name of Reynolds, and her death was noted in the Galena newspaper. Naomi's second husband was George Reynolds. :

Mrs. Naoma Andrews Reynolds, known in this city as Mrs. Henry Andrews, died at Ithaca, New York, on the 21st of January and was buried at Little Falls, New York.”

The Galena Evening Times, Galena, Kansas, 09 Feb 1907, Saturday, Page: 3.


According to the death index for New York, she died on January 29, 1907.

In 1894, Naomi arranged for the marker for her husband, Henry:

“D. M. Jones, of the Columbus Marble works, was in the city Monday and Tuesday delivering work for his Galena patrons. Among the jobs was a handsome monument ordered by Mrs. H. Andrews, to be placed at the grave of her late husband.”

The Galena Times, Galena, Kansas, 26 May 1894, Saturday, Page: 3.


Henry’s sister, Libbie Andrews, shares a marker with his wife Naomi Andrews Reynolds.

Libbie Andrews, who was summoned at this place, at the death of her brother, returned to her home at Little Falls, N. Y., this week.”

Galena Weekly Republican, Galena, Kansas, 28 April 1894, Saturday, Page: 5.


May they all rest peacefully. ~~mjp~~


Henry Andrews (1846 - 1898) – Galena Cemetery –
Suggested By: MJP, 11 June 2019.

Birth Location: New York,USA
Death Date: 25 December 1898; 25 December 1893
Death Location: Galena,Cherokee County,Kansas,USA

Spouse : Naomi Reynolds (1861-1907)


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