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Jane Andrews

Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 Jul 1887 (aged 53)
Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 93920470 · View Source
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Daughter of John and Margaret Demmon Rand Andrews.

Miss Jane Andrews, a Newburyport native, was the daughter of John Andrews, the cashier of the Mechanics Bank for many years, and Margaret Rand. Her grandfather, Rev. John Andrews, was a pastor at the Religious Society on Pleasant Street.

Miss Andrews was a member of the first class to graduate from the Putnam Free School in 1850. One of her classmates and close friends was author and educator Mrs. Louisa Parsons Hopkins.

Miss Andrews continued her education at the Newton Normal School near Boston. Her gift for teaching caught the attention of Horace Mann, then president of Antioch College in Ohio, and he invited her to join its faculty.

She returned to Newburyport in 1855, and six years later opened one of the first girls' schools in town in her family home at 188 High Street. Jane's sister, Emily, taught art in the school.

Miss Andrews published several volumes of children's stories inspired by her students who first heard them in the classroom as lessons. Among them was "The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball That Floats in the Air," which appeared in 1862.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 93920470
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Andrews (1 Dec 1833–15 Jul 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93920470, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Saratoga (contributor 46965279) .