Dora May Andrew was born Nov. 18, 1876, in Athens County, Ohio, and
departed this life at Hays, Kansas, March 30, 1947 after an illness of two and one-half
years. When ten years of age she came with her parents and younger brother and sisters by
covered wagon to Hodgeman County, Kansas, where they lived for three years near Jetmore,
then moved to Platte County, Mo. She was reared a Presbyterian and in the fall of 1896
became a member of that church at Lebanon, Ohio, where she was attending teacher's
college. She taught school for four years in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. On Dec. 22,
1901, she was married to Charles Leroy Carley at Wamego, Kansas. To this union four
children were born: Leroy A. Carley, Hays, Kansas; Margaret E. Bowland, Stoutland, Mo.; J.
Milton Carley, Great Bend, Kans.; and W. May Gill, Hays, Kans. In Jan., 1905 she came with
her husband and two older children to a farm southwest of Plainville where she lived until
the fall of 1934 when she moved to Missouri. The past 12 years she had made her home with
her daughter and family at Stoutland, Mo. She was cared for in this home until nearly
seven weeks ago when she was brought to Hadley hospital at Hays. She was preceded in death
by her husband on Sept. 14, 1935, and by her father, mother, four sisters, two brothers
and one grandson. Besides her four children and their families she leaves to mourn her
passing, one sister, Mrs. Pearl Blackburn of Yuba City, Calif., two sisters-in-law, a
number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held April 1 at the Methodist Church in Plainville
by Rev. Thorne of Hays Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Husted. Interment was made in
the Plainville cemetery.
Note by Dorothy Calkin, cousin of Clark L. Carley and grand
daughter of Dora May (Andrew) Carley
JOHN ROBISON ANDREW
WIFE ELIZABETH KASLER John R. Andrew was born
in Athens Co., Ohio, January 7, 1835. Died June 16, 1909, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. James Willey, near Laclede, Ks. Aged 74 years 5 months and 16 days. He was married to
Elizabeth Kasler, March 9, 1857. To this union, 12 children were born, 3 girls died in
infancy and one daughter, Nancy, died in 1880, aged 12 years. Three sons, Millard of
Cincinnati, Ohio; Shelton of Atchison, Kansas and Charley Of Iatan, Mo. Five daughter,
Mrs. Angle Latimore, Holister, Ohio; Mrs. Cora WILLEY, Wamego; Mrs. Dora Carley,
Plainville, Ks.; Mrs. Pearl Blackburn, Monterose, Colo. And Mrs. Anne Alexander Rushville,
. Mo. All survive him. In 1886, Mrs. Andrew moved with his family to Hodgeman Co. Ks. And
1899 moved to Platte CO, Mo. Where he lived until his wife died in 1903. Since then he has
made his home with his children, For many years M. Andrews was a member of the Baptist
Church but on moving to Mo. Here being no church of his choice, he united wit ht e
Presbyterians. his remains were shipped to Latan, Mo. Laid by Beside, his wife in the Mt.
family of Dora May Andrew (Carley). Her grandfather was Robison Andrew who
married Ruth McDaniels. Their children were Mahala who married John Wooly, John
Robison Andrew who married Elizabeth Kasler and became the parents of Dora
May Andrew (Carley). Other children from this union were Lewis, Chloe (Collins),
Shelton, and Sarah. Elizabeth Kasler was distantly related to Nancy Hanks of Abe
Lincoln fame. She was the mother of Abraham Lincoln. John Robison Andrew married Elizabeth Kasler on March 8,
1857 at the home of the bride. John Robison Andrew was born January 1, 1835 and
died June 16, 1909. His wife Elizabeth was born April 25, 1838 and lived until April 10,
1903. To their union 12 children were born, three girls dying in infancy. Nancy died at
the age of 12 years. Their son Millard Fillmore Andrew was born February 13, 1858 and had
six children; Angie, born May 16, 1860 and died January 21, 1921 having been the mother of
girls; Eva Elizabeth born May 13, 1864 passed away April 26, 1865; Shelton Riley born May
24, 1866 and died January 15, 1942; Nancy Jane born March 13, 1868 and passed on August 15
at age 12 years; Cora Mandana born Nov. 27, 1871 died August 20, 1924 having had 10
children; Charles Edward, March 5, 1874 was lost to his sister Dora May since he visited
her at the Plainville ranch 1926 or 27. He was hitch-hiking from Hays when he was given a
ride by Glenn Gill. During their conversation, he learned that Glenn and he were both
going to the C. L. Carley home. Glenn was courting Winnie May Carley who became his wife
in 1927. In trying to locate "Uncle Charlie" his sister Dora May learned
he had been in charge of a home for homeless men in Missouri during the Great Depression,
but go no other leads as to his whereabouts! Sarah Ann Andrew was born April 14, 1881 and
died June 16, 1918 leaving six children. Nora Pearl Blackburn was born in 1879 and died in
1962. Leroy and Opal visited her in 1960 at her home in Yuba City on the Feather River.
Shortly before that her husband and son were swept away in a flood of Feather River. He
was the sheriff and was accompanied on patrol of the flood area by his only son. Both were
lost. "Aunt Pearl" died before we (Lee and Opal) were back in that area where we
visited our Kenneth and family. Her son had one child.
Class Reunion 1897 Dora May Andrew.
Picture from Clark Carley scrap book
Dora May is third from right, middle row.
John R. Andrew discharge
National Guard to serve 100 day Union Army I have been unable to find any record of him
in the Union Army
Dora May Andrew (Carley
was born November 18, 1876 and died at Hadley Hospital in Hays after a rather long
illness with Hodgkin Disease at 70 years of age. This illness is usually found in
young men and now is believed to be cancer of the lymph glands. An Ozark doctor
discovered her problem. She died on March 30, 1947 leaving four children. Her birth
was at Athens, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth Kasler Andrew. She was a Presbyterian
having joined that church at Lebanon, Ohio. Later she went to stay for a time with her
brother Millard was in Athens where he taught at a Teachers' College
which she attended. She became a teacher. While with her brother, she
got herfirst glasses to help her with her very poor vision due to her being
very nearsighted. In spite of her vision problem she was an avid reader all her life. This
same vision problem appears in many of grand-daughters andgreat grand-daughters
to the present time. She had the best of memories and loved to tell stories to
children. She especially liked little boys!!
At some time her family when she was a child, lived for a while
in Hodgeman County, Kansas near Jetmore. The John Robison family came by train to Hodgeman
County,Kansas 1886 where they took a claim. They lived there for a year. There
they lived in a "dug-out". They did not "prove-up" their claim and
went to Missouri by covered wagon. Dora May was about 10 years old when they
settled on the claim. Elizabeth Kasler, mother of Dora May Andrew Carley was the daughter
of Mahlon Kasler and Lydia Miner Kasler. They were besides Elizabeth Kasler Andrew,
Mandana Kasler Grubb who had 3 children; Hannah had 1 child; Nancy. There are no children
listed; Pearl-Wolf and Linscott had 6 children; Michael, no family given; Nathan had 5
children; and Lydia Kasler Kittel, 3 children; Jeduthan has no information on a family for
him; Elizabeth Kasler had 12 children, one of which was Dora May Carley, mother of Leroy,
Margaret, Milton and May. On December 22, 1901, she married C. L. Carley (Charles LeRoy
known as Roy) in Wamego, Kansas.
When Gra Carley as we called her
was about 10 years old, her family moved to Hodgeman County. I've been to the spot and at
that time you could tell there had been a building there. I think I was told it as a
dugout. She didn't seem to remember a lot about that period in her life. And I don't
remember how we knew where their home was. One day, when visiting with my parents, the
subject came up of the Andrews family in that area. My Dad as reminded that his
Uncle Emmett Burdue senior knew John Robison Andrew. He told many curious tales
about him. One was that one time when his nearest neighbor went home to Missouri for a
visit of a few weeks, he came back and his house had no roof. John Robison Andrews' had a
roof much better than before. Ken says that if you are a true Carley, you have sticky
fingers. I have a feeling that the family lived in very poor conditions. There were so
many children and life on a claim in Hodgeman County couldn't be too good. I do not see
how they could have made a living there. Of course there were people that did. But
they stuck it out for years. I do not know where the
Andrew family went from Hodgeman County. Grandma had lived in
Ohio and in Missouri and then in Kansas. I suppose in that order though I'm not too
sure. anyway at sometime in her life, seemingly after the period she was in school in
Athens, Ohio, she went to the teachers' college in Emporia. It must have been during this
period that she met Charles LeRoy Carley her husband. It is rather curious that these two
families knew each other but none of us realized that until years after the Andrew family
This we call the
Corn Letter, Dora May wrote inviting her future husband, Charles LeRoy Carley to a Corn
Husking in 1900, guess he excepted.
Grandma taught in the area around
Louisville or Wamego. Pottawatomie Co. Ks. Several different families and
friends claim Wamego as their home at some time. I really feel that all her life Grandma
had problems with material things. As I have mentioned she had very poor sight. But she
read anyway and she remembered what she read which is better than most of us do. Children
liked her very much. She always had fun things to do or stories. One time when the LeRoy
Carleys lived on East (West) correction 234 12th and that was the highway one
of her ways of entertaining the children was to sit out on the front porch with them and
count the cars. They spent hours at that. They of course varied their game to suit the
circumstances. Grandma Dora didn't care anything for sewing, cooking or housekeeping. But
teaching, fun things, outdoor life, she seemed to enjoy. Such as getting the children
around her out in the yard and selling them all at digging dandelions.
It was quite a project and quite a success. I think I've
mentioned that she as very strictly raised as far as religion and morals were concerned.
She spanked May one time when she was 17 years old for going to a party with a
guest. She as very much against anything that had the slightest taint of immorality about
it. She was a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian. My Dad liked to tell her that he had always been
told that Scotch-Irish were the meanest people on earth. Lots of people couldn't have
gotten by saying anything like that, but in his case she thought it was funny.
She even repeated it sometimes. Of course she was very much against drinking. But one time
when she heard Uncle Milton, that is her Milton, had liquor, she
laughed about it because it was Milton. We all understood. Boys could get away with
almost anything with her. That's not to say she didn't like the girls. She crocheted them
dresses, and sweaters and caps and mittens and did similar things for the boys. One of
Evelyn's treasures was a dress crocheted by Gra. She wore it when she had her picture
taken. I forgot her age. She was probably 4 or 5. It was a yellow dress with brown daisies
embroidered on the yoke. I really wish I had it. I think I gave it to someone, probably
one of the cousins. She also made Curtis a little sun-suit and he's wearing that in one of
Majority of pictures in most
scrap books were taken on front porch The first picture of this story (Opal Fern Carley
scrapbooks.) was taken there.
Old storm and
fruit cellar, used twice for tornadoes, barn and wind mill gone. I was 4 at the time. My
Uncle Milton grabbed me and my sister and ran.
porch Anderson Ranch house which I took in 1995.
One of their
neighbors when they lived on AndresonRanch
near Plainville, told us that Grandpa Carley drank and that poor Bill Nay
had to come out in the middle of the night and help him put his horses away when he'd come
home late because he was too drunk to do it by himself. Grandma said it wasn't true. I'm
quite sure it wasn't. She never would have stood for that. Never in the world would she
have done that. She probably would have gone to help him if he were ill, but drunk, never!
One time when he was with us in Hays, the Carleys, there was a woman living
temporarily across the street in an apartment. Lee had a fit about something and they
don't know how Grandma understood, unless the woman said it to her. This woman said,
"I feel so sorry for that woman and all those little kids and that drunken man",
when of course Lee wasn't drunk. Grandma really rubbed it in. She told him he might as
well have the name as the game. If he was going to act like a drunk he might as well be
called one. Lee didn't say a word. She and I got along pretty good, in fact better than
she got along with a lot of other people including her own. She couldn't see even with the
best of glasses. As an elderly lady, she said she'd like to go to a real specialist that
would help her to see. When she really wanted to see something, she would get it as close
to her eyes as she could get it then she could make it out. The doctor told her that the
glasses she had on were the best that were made. He told her he could sell her some more
up-to-date ones but the lens would be just the same, so she gave up. She did not go to the
eye doctor again. She said it was quite a revelation to her when she got her first glasses
at 20 years of age. Many many things that I'd just taken for granted about other people,
she's never seen before. She managed though to lead a full life, even though it was dimly
All her children wore glasses, but I'm not really sure whether
all of them were nearsighted or not. They might have been. Lee's eyes looked very much
like his mother's and I suspect he was nearsighted. I do not remember how old he was when
he got glasses. Evelyn got glasses at about 13 when school work began to bother her eyes,
and she couldn't see as well as usual. JoNelle was farsighted when she was 4 and we
thought everything was fine. But in the sixth grade, it came out that her vision was poor
and entirely different than it had always been. When we went places, I had her read signs
to me. Many of them she couldn't see so I took her to Doctor Windsor who confirmed that
she was very nearsighted. The doctor said that wasn'tt the first case of that kind
she had seen. They don't know why it happens. The difference is in the shape of the
eyeball. What causes it to change I do not know. Most of Grandma's family were small
people. The men except for Uncle Charlie, were very small. Ken is as large as any
of them, and larger than some of the ones I knew. Especially Uncle Shelton. Uncle
Shelton was married twice. He had 12 stepchildren. We all knew him and Uncle
Charlie quite well. They were brothers of Dora May. Ordinarily they were pretty good
about writing to their sister, Mrs. Carley. She did know when Uncle Shelton died.
He was in a nursing home but I've forgotten where and somebody sent her a message. She
never did know what became of Uncle Charlie. He probably died at a time when no one
knew who to contact. Or perhaps he didn't want her to know what was happening to him.
I do not know how many children they had when they lived in Hodgeman County.
to be missing, page starts in the middle of a sentence) I Have Not Found missing page. No
one else with copies of this has the missing page either.
It is a
thoroughly rugged area with a nice little valley. Their home was on the east side of the
valley. I don't know where the neighbor lived. Whether it was near or far, and I wouldn't
know which direction to go. It might have been in the area which was once the Wyatt ranch.
That was my birthplace. It's the same sort of terrain. After Lee's funeral, September
27, 1982, several of the family members were at the Roy Carley home just visiting. I
noticed that James Milton and Kenneth Carley were having a very interesting conversation,
but I paid no attention to it. Later Kenneth told me that the Dora May and Charles
LeRoy Carley children were badly abused. So far as I know, he didn't differentiate
among them. Both their parents were believers in education. Both of the girls taught
school. They went to college. Milton decided on working in the oil fields and farming. Of
course they were all farmers at heart. At this time, in September 1984, Milton is dead
also. He died rather suddenly of a heart attack which we think he was expecting and
was prepared for. He looked very well and seemed healthy enough. He died shortly. After
several hours in ICU, he asked the nurse in charge to call May and tell her that he was
going to be gone in a short time. She did. She arrived there just before he died. It
was a shock to all of us. He looked so well, and was doing the same sort of things.
visiting, going out for coffee with the bunch, going to church, which was always a big
thing with him, especially these last many years. All of us miss him badly. He always kept
in touch with his sister and his brother until his brother's death. They both in Mount
Allen Cemetery in Hays, in the same area.
This brings the histories of the four families to an end. In some
ways they're brief. I hope someone enjoys them or can use them. The Carley's, the Dunn's,
the Burdue's and the Andrew family all met in one way or another in the early days
Originally, the Burdue's came from France, and Nathaniel Bordeaux
was the first one over here. The Carley's, the name at least is English. The Andrew's were
Scotch-Irish, and the Dunn's were Irish, though I don't think they know who the ancestor
was who came to the United States as an immigrant. We all did you know. That makes the
stories more interesting. Though besides the Burdue story, I have never heard about the
original immigrant or where they came from. It would be nice to know. It is interesting
whether it is may use to us. I hope someone will enjoy these stores. I'm finishing this
last one with the help of Janice Boyle, and using a tape recorder because I cannot see
what I write. I think it was a good suggestion. So this is it. I hope it comes to some
good to someone. Bye. (Opal Fern (Burdue)
Carley) In haste during October of 1983, I am drawing these
brief histories of the four families concerned in the stories of my children. The
Andrew family, the Carleys, the Burdues and the Dunns, to a close. I am
sorry I have not been consistent as to person regarding some of the characters, mainly
myself. An old cliché says, "Let sleeping dogs lie", and that I have done
leaving skeletons in their respective closets so as to do no evil to anyone.
I have depended on my memory for things long past and on written
information given me by my mother Edna Catherine Dunn Burdue and the marvelous memory of
my mother-in-law Dora May AndrewCarley who likewise gave me reliable facts
and dates. At the time I was given these facts, most people wrote with pencils which fades
with time. I hope to leave these original writings herewith. Perhaps the handwriting will
be of interest in future times. It is a curious fact that my father's uncle Emmett Burdue
knew the family of Dora May Andrew (John Robison Andrews family) when they
lived for a short time in Hodgeman County. He also lived in that county, north of Dodge
City and new Jetmore as did the Andrew family. Anyone who has the courage may set
his "noggin" to work to outline the family trees of the families involved. That
would make relationships much less difficult to see! It seems amazing that in my 75 1/2
years, I have experienced a time reaching in memory from horseflies carriage to a time
when travel is largely by flying machines and men visiting the moon and some planets. Are
men getting too big for their britches? (Wrote by Opal Fern (Burdue) Carley in 1983),
didactic to a tape recorder and typed up for her. I do not at this time. June 1995 know
who that was, but I will find out. Gamma Carley (Dora May Andrew) commented several
time in the past, she did not understand how some one married into the Carley family knew
so much history of the Carleys and the Andrew families. Dora May was always telling
stories of her past of all families, she just did not count on Mother, Opal Fern
remembering many of her tales which in most cases were correct. CLC June 1995
transcribed to computer.
July 23, 2002 - - Took me a week to
straighten most of this up as was original wrote using Q and A word program and in change
over to word, it added many asci signs as these, And I had to go through and take all of
them out, I hope, so not to sure of some spelling. I think I did this about 1993 and so
far I can't find my original copy. Contains much good info and date. Some one ask what
church did the Andrew's belong to, well it seems from these notes, Presbyterian. Info had
to be from family bible and other notes.
Grandma Carley's Family --
Andrew & Kasler Michlor Kasler - married Lydia Acinich Minery 1. Mandana Grubby
Herbert - Trimble or Glouslir, O.D. Jarvis - Somplace in Cincinnati. Broomfield - Dead 2.
Elizabeth - our own mother 3. Hannah - Marvin Kasler - Nelsonville 4. Nancy O'Neal -
Jacksonville, Ohio 5.. Pearl Wolf-Linscott Mundew Cora Saunders - Millfield Ohio Lori -
married near Cleveland Ohio John Wolf - Trimble, O. Homer - Trimble, O. Harland Linscott -
at his father's Marie - married lives with her father 6. Michael - dead - no children 7.
Nathan Florence McCume - Trimble Frank Minor - Trimble Sara Kasler - Trimble Usher Kasler
- Middleport, Ohio Jesse Kasler - Trimble 8. Jeduthan - on our old home place could not
tell about his children 9. Lydia Kittle Fred Kittle - Athens, Ohio. Anne King -
Crooksville, Ohio. Hull Kittle - Glanster, Ohio. This is a rough sketch as I remember it,
but it will give you some idea of your relationship. I am not very well these days - have
an old attack of intestinal trouble that I thought had left me. Will be all right soon.
Will go back to Ohio early next month to stay. They can get along here without me. do not
know just where I am going or what I will do, but will get busy soon. Wendell landed in
New York last Saturday and was sent to Camp Wills L.I. - no doubt he will be sent west
someplace soon. I want him to get out as soon as possible. Will write again soon. Let me
hear from you soon. Millard Marriages John R. Andrew and Elizabeth Kasler were united in
marriage March 9, 1857 L. Marshall Latimer and Hugh Andrew were united in marriage 1877
Millard F. Andrew and Melissa A. Busie were united in marriage Aug. 18, 1886 James A.
Willey and Eva M. Andrew were united in marriage Oct. 7, 1888˙˙Joseph
Alexander and Sarah Anne Andrew were united in marriage Nov. 28, 1900 Jesse Blackburn and
Nora Pearl Andrew were united in marriage Jan 2, 1901 C. LeRoy Carley and Dora May Andrew
were united in marriage Dec. 22, 1901 Shelton R. Andrew and Dollie Phillips were united in
marriage May 14, 1902 (Brother of Dora May) Millard F. Andrew and Elizabeth Wilson were
united in marriage Nov. 29, 1903 Shelton Andrew and Emma June 14, 1912 Deaths But rest
more soft and still Than ever nightfall gave, our longing heart will fill In that rest
beyond the grave. Eva C. Andrew died Apr. Nancy J. Andrew, died Aug 12, 1880 Elizabeth
Kasler Andrew died Apr. 10, 1903 Melissa Busic Andrew died Nov. 16, 1902? Dollie Phillips
Andrew died Feb 28, 1909? Family Record John Robison Andrew was
born Jan 7, 1835 Elizabeth Andrew was born Apr 25, 1838 Millard Fillmore Andrew was born
Feb 13, 1858˙Angie Andrew was born Mar 16, 1860˙Eva Elizabeth Andrew was born
May 13, 186? Shelton Riley Andrew was born May 24, 1866 Nancy Jane Andrew was born Mar 13,
1868 Cora Mandana Andrew was born Nov 27, 1871 Charles Edward Andrew was born Mar 15 1874
Dora May Andrew was born Nov 18, 1876 Nora Pearl Andrew was born Apr 2, 1879 Sarah Anne
Andrew was born Apr 14, 1881 Deaths Eva - May 186? - She was less than a year old Nancy -
August 1880 Elizabeth (our mother) Apr. 10, 1903 John (our father) July 1909 (July 19 I
think) Anne - June 12, 1918 Angie - Jan. 21, 1921˙Cora - Aug. 20, 1924 Millard -
Mar. 23, 1936 Shelton - Jan. 15, 1942 Dora May - Mar 30, 1947 Pearl - July Charles -
unknown what became of him Our fathers family Robinson Andrew Ruth McDonnell Mahala
married John Wolley John (our father) Lewis married Sarah and after her death married June
Honnicut Chloe married Elijah Collins Shelton married Lucy These pages are
from Grandpa's memory book. This house I don't know about - whether it is where he was
born or where they lived in Ks. LONELY By Frances Lee Clammer The low dark trembling of
the eastern sky. Holds one star waiting dimly for the moon. To weld its little shine into
one cry Of ecstasy. So do I wait. Come soon! Against the dreamy sunset's crimson heart One
tree lifts aching branches toward the sky To court approaching night -- to be a part Of
its vast ebony. And so wait I wake alone. And in the wind wrapped dawn. I hear one bird
cry lonely for her mate. She looks into the sky where he has gone. I know! For thus I cry
-- and look -- and wait! (The rest of this page appears to be photographs in a scrapbook.)
In Memory of Charles LeRoy Carley Birthplace Louisville, Kansas Mar. 13, 1871 Departed
This Life Sept.15, 1935 Plad, Missouri Age 64 years, 6 months, 2 days Interment Plainville
Sept. 18, 1935 Plainville, Kansas Family Record Father's Parents: Thomas & Samantha
Carley Thomas died Nov. 18, 1881 Samantha died Dec. 1861 Mother's Parents: John &
Sarah Daigh John died Jun 28, 1856 Sarah died Aug. 12, 1886Father: Lot H.
Carley Mother: Margaret A. Carley. Daigh) Deceased: Charles LeRoy Carley Married to
Dora M. Andrew children: LeRoy Andrew Carley, Margaret Elizabeth Bowland (Carley) James
Milton Carley, Winnie May Gill (Carley) from Harvey Linscott to Grandma Carley's Father,
J.R. Andrew. He was married to a Pearl Kasler - daughter of Mahlon & Lydia Kasler. May
23rd, 1862 Camp Summerville Va. Mr. J. R. Andrew, Sr. I have a chance of sending a few
lines to Gauley tomorrow and I will improve on the opportunity I have written to the folks
at home and presume that you have heard ere this that our regiment has left Summerville,
we have heard from it today. They say that it is on the way back to Gualy and will move
from there to Tennessee and take possession of the Tennessee Railroad. If that is the case
and I presume it is we will get with our regt. soon. I
would rather be with the regiment, although we have easier times here. but I would rather
see a little harder times than to stay here and see nothing. I will not have time to write
much this evening but I will try and let you know that we are still here and praying to
leave every day. but don't know when we will get off there is no mail from Gauley here and
we have to send as we get a chance and we get no letters atoll. I don't look to hear from
home anymore for sometime unless it is an accident. But tell them to write and do the same
yourself and I may happen to get them by accident. I am well and able for almost any game
that they can put me onto. I have
broke the tab out of my Enfield and can't shoot till I get a new gun, but I guess I will
get one in a day or two. Blanket is well I believe for me and him went out and shot
a hog the other day and skinned it and it eat right well. I thank you that is nothing we
do such tricks frequently. It is now after Roll Call and I must close without telling you
what you would like. I hear but I haven't time to do anymore. So Good Night to ye, write
soon and I will do it every chance I get. Harvey Linscott to J R Harvey Linscott to J.R.
Andrew Harvey Linscott 36th Regt. OVI in care of WHG A B C D Adney Mrs. M.A. Carley Dead
Margaret Ann Daigh, daughter of John and Sarah Daigh, was born near Rochester, Sangamon
county, Illinois, January 20, 1845; and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton
Rightmire near Wamego, April 26, 1925; aged 80 years, 3 months and 6 days. She moved, with
her parents, to Wisconsin when a small child, and there she grew to womanhood. On February
18, 1864, she was united in marriage to Lieutenant Lot H. Carley at Fairplay, Wisconsin.
Three children survive this union: Mrs. Milton Rightmire of Wamego; C.L. Carley of
Plainville; and Dr. harry d. Carley of St. Louis, Missouri. Her husband died July 15,
1885, at Auburn, Nebraska. She and one brother G.L. Daigh, are the last of a family of
eight children. When twenty-eight years of age, Sister Carley was converted and she joined
the Methodist church. She has ever lived faithful and consistent Christian life, and at
the time of her death, was one of the highly honored beloved and respected members of the
M.E. church here in Wamego. Those of us that had the good fortune to know her in the days
of her strength and activity, remember her as one of the most lovable and devoted
Christian saints. We cannot speak too highly of her, or praise her good deeds too
fervently. She was a woman of refined tastes and desires. She loved the best things in
life. And above all, she loved her church and its ministry. She stayed here in town as
long as she was able to care for herself in order that she might have the privilege of
attending the services of the church. She made many friends of all who knew her, and has
left deeply impressed upon our hearts the lessons of beautiful living and serving as
enacted in her life. And throughout a long life of hardships and many privations, she
fought a winning fight. She left a name untouched and untarnished by the things of the
world. She had her habitation here, but her citizenship was in Heaven. She did kindly
deeds here, but never with the thought of praise or reward of mankind. IT was for the sake
of Him whose disciple she was, and in his name that she did her kindly deeds. She believed
the words of Him who said, "Whosoever giveth a cup of cold water in my name shall
have his reward." How comforting it must be to her loved ones and to all of us who
knew her, to think how Heaven must have waited with outstretched arms to receiver her
immortal spirit while her Lord and Savior said to her; "Well done thou good and
faithful servant; enter thou into the joy of the Lord." We will miss her, but our
loss is Heaven's gain. Therefore, let our hearts be comforted. Besides the children and
brother as mentioned above, she leaves seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, other
relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the
M.E. church in Wamego, Tuesday afternoon, at two-thirty o'clock, conducted by her pastor,
the Rev. L. B. Pruitt, and the body was shipped to Auburn, Nebraska, and laid to rest in
the family lot in the cemetery.
This Millard F. Andrew was Grandma Carleys brother ANDREW RITES
ARE ARRANGED FOR WEDNESDAY------Teacher in Cincinnati Schools for Many Years.
Funeral services for Millard F. Andrew, 78, former school teacher
in Cincinnati for many years, and at one time assistant superintendent of Cincinnati
public schools, will be held in the George H. Rohde & Son's funeral home, Linwood and
Delta avenues, Wednesday at 2 p.m. He died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert N.
West, 2834 Madison Road, Hyde Park, late Monday. Andrew was a thirty-second degree Mason
and a charter member of the Hyde Park Symbolic Lodge. Masonic services will be held in the
funeral home, Tuesday at 8 p.m. First serving as principal of Chevlet Public School,
Andrew later was principal of Linwood Public School for nine years and was assistant
superintendent of schools of the city for fourteen months. After serving in the latter
position, he was appointed principal of the Twenty-fifth District School and later served
in Central Fairmount, Lincoln and Saylor Park Schools. He retired from active school work
in 1923, but later was head of the department of education, Harrogate University,
Tennessee. He had been living in retirement in Clarksville, O., for several years.
Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
(He took Grandmother in and educated her and found she could not
see and put glasses on her. CLC) Memorial - Dora May Andrew Dora May Andrew was born Nov.
18, 1876 near Buchtel, Athens county, Ohio, and departed this life at Hays, Kansas, March
30, 1947˙ after an illness of two and one-half years. When ten years of age she
came with her parents and younger brother and sisters by covered wagon to Hodgeman County,
Kansas, where they lived for three years near Jetmore, then moved to Platte County, Mo.
She was reared a Presbyterian and in the fall of 1896 became a member of that church at
Lebanon, Ohio, where she was attending teacher's college. She taught school for four years
in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. On Dec. 22, 1901, she was married to Charles Leroy Carley
at Wamego, Kansas. To this union four children were born: Leroy A. Carley, Hays, Kans.;
Margaret E. Bowland, Stoutland, Mo., J. Milton Carley, Great Bend, Kans.; and W. May Gill,
Hays, Kans. In Jan., 1905, she came with her husband and two older children to a farm
southwest of Plainville where she lived until the fall of 1934˙ when she moved to
Missouri. The past 12 years she had made her home with her daughter and family at
She was cared for in this home until nearly seven weeks ago when
she was brought to Hadley hospital at Hays. She was preceded in death by her husband on
Sept. 14, 1935,˙ and by her father, mother, four sisters, two brothers and one
grandson Besides her four children and their families she leaves to mourn her passing, one
sister, Mrs. Pearl Blackburn of Yuba City, Calif., two sisters-in-law, a number of nieces,
nephews and a host of friends. Services were held April 1 at the Methodist Church in
Plainville by Rev. Thorns of Hays Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Husted. Interment
was made in the Plainville cemetery. This is Grandpa's obituary - written Grandma's hand,
Charles LeRoy Carley was born near Louisville, Kans. Mar. 13, 1871˙. When about
four years old, his parents moved to Ill. In 1881 they moved to Iowa and in 1884 moved to
Auburn, Neb. where Roy as he was known grew to manhood. After spending three years of his
early manhood in Okla. he came back to the land of his birth in 1896.˙ In
˙1901 he married Dora M. Andrew. In 1905, he with his wife and two children LeRoy,
Jr. and Margaret moved to Rooks Co. Kansas. Here two more children were born to this home.
Milton and May. On what is known as the Andreson place, eight and one-half miles southwest
of Plainville, this little family lived and toiled for almost thirty years. May, LeRoy and
Margaret married from this home, and in 1934, Roy, his wife, and one son, Milton, said
farewell to the old home, on July 31st, and moved to Dallas Co., Mo. Broken in fortune,
health and spirit, he lived but a short time. On the morning of Sept. 15, 1935 life left
his poor, tired body and went to dwell with the immortals.
Next comes a series of photographs with the following
descriptions:1. Margaret A. Carley born Rochester, Ill Jan 20, 1845 Interment at Auburn,
Nebr. Apr. 29, 1925 Mrs. Lawson Hannibal Carley 2. Our grandmother Dora May Andrew 3. This
little dog is Grandpa's little Mickey. He grieved ˙ himself to death when Grandpa
died. The Waconda Spr. Ks. Shot is the springs where Grandpa's Carley went for an
arthritis cure in 1920˙.˙ (Dorothy (Bowland) Calkin has two checks wrote by
Charles LeRoy Carley for these treatments.)Dora May Andrew was born Nov. 18, 1876 near
Buchtel, Athens county, Ohio, and departed this life at Hays, Kansas, March 30, 1947 after
a lingering illness of two and one-half years. When ten years of age she came with her
parents and younger brother and sisters by covered wagon to Hodgeman County, Kansas,
where they lived for three years near Jetmore, then moved to Platte County, Mo. She was
raised a Presbyterian and in the fall of 1896 became a member of that church at Lebanon,
Ohio, where she was attending teacher's college. She taught school for four years in
Pottawatomie County, Kansas. On Dec. 22, 1901, she was married to Charles Leroy Carley at
Wamego, Kansas. To this union four children were born: Leroy A. Carley, Hays, Kans.;
Margaret E. Bowland, Stoutland, Mo.; J. Milton Carley, Great Bend, Kans.; and W. May Gill.
Hays, Kans. In Jan. 1905, she came with her husband and two older
children to a farm southwest of Plainville where she lived until the fall of 1934 when she
moved to Missouri. The past 12 years she had made her home with her daughter and family at
Stoutland, Mo. She was cared for in this home until nearly seven weeks ago when she was
brought to Hays and put in Hadley Hospital for treatment and care. She was preceded in
death by her husband on Sept. 14, 1935, and by her father, mother, four sisters, two
brothers and one grandson. She leaves to mourn her passing, LeRoy A. Carley - Hays,
Kansas; Mrs. C.W. Bowland - Stoutland, Mo.; J. Milton Carley - Great Bend, Kans.; Mrs.
Glenn Gill - Hays, Kansas; Two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Leroy Carley and Mrs. Milton Carley,
two sons-in-law, C.W. Bowland and Glenn Gill, one sister, Mrs. Jesse Blackburn, Yuba City,
Calif., one brother, Charles Andrew, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Eva Rightmire, Wichita,
Kansas and Mrs. H.D. Carley, St. Louis, Mo., seventeen grandchildren, a number of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there
be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea. Twilight and evening bell, And after that
the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark! For, though from out our
balance of time & place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Services were held Tuesday, p.m. April 1 at the Methodist Church
in Plainville by Rev. Thorns of Hays Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Husted.
Interment in the Plainville cemetery.
19904 Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census
November 22, 1941
Re: Dora Carley Andrew
Mrs. Dora Andrew Carley Stoutland, Missouri
The following information, about the person named, was obtained
from the records Census of 1880, taken as of June 1 Dover township County Athens State
Ohio Name Relationship Age Place of Birth Citizenship Andrews, Daughter 3 Ohio Dora M
enumerated with the family of John R. and Elizabeth Andrews. The above information
(spelling of name, relationship, age, etc.) is an exact copy of census enumeration for the
individual and cannot be changed. The schedules for the Census of 1890 were destroyed by
fire. Month and year of birth are shown only at Census of 1900.
Sincerely yours To Whom It May Concern Know Ye, that John R. Andrew
a Private of Captain Patterson 2nd Company, Cavalry "Ohio National Guard, aged 28
years and residing in Bern, Athens County, Ohio, having joined said organization on
the 4th day of July A.D. 1863 to serve for the term of FIVE YEARS, and having served with
his company, honestly and faithfully to the present date, is now HONORABLY DISCHARGED from
the military service of the State of Ohio, by virtue of an act of the General Assembly,
passed April 2d, A.D. 1866, entitled "and act to enroll the Militia of Ohio, to
organize a volunteer militia, and to repeal certain acts therein named," the tenth
section of which act requires the honorably discharge of all members of the "National
Guard. That said _____ having been mustered into the U.S. Service in May, 1864, under the
call for "one hundred days' men," and honorably discharged therefrom, is exempt
from militia duty excepting in case of war, insurrection, or invasion, or the reasonable
apprehension there of. Given at Columbus, Ohio, from the office of the Adjutant General of
Ohio, this first day of May, A.D. 1866.
By Order of Governor Jacob D. Cox
Adjutant General of Ohio
The Motz Cook Grain Co.
July 16th, 1931
Dora Carley Plainville, Ks.
Dear Friend, I herewith return to you the Discharge papers of
your father, which you so kindly sent me. I have this day completed my claim for my
mother and am returning papers to you. This was certainly a very kind act on your part and
I do not suppose I shall ever be in a position where I can be any service to you, but I
want you to know that I thank you very much and appreciate very highly your kindness to
me. Hoping you may always enjoy health, life, and happiness, I remain Yours very truly,
Orlie M. Cook
Robinson Andrew (74 yrs.) married Ruth McDanield 1909 d. 65 (b.
1903)3 sons & 2 daughter Mahala - married John Wooly John Robinson - Elizabeth Kasler
Lewis Chloe - Elijah Collins Shelton - Lucy ?Sarah (Robinson Andrew) was grandfather of
Lee, May, etc. Notes by Gra Carley (Dora May (Andrew) Carley, Grandma Andrew: Mahlon
Kasler - Dad Lydia Miner - 3 sons & 3 daughters Mandana Grubb - 3 children Elizabeth
Andrew - 12 Hannah -- 1 Nancy - Anist Pearl - Wolf & Linscott - 6 Michael Nathan - 5
Jeduthan Lydia Kittle 3.. Father of Dora May John Robinson Andrew born Jan 1, 1835 died
June 16, 1909 Elizabeth Kasler born April 25, 1838 died April 10, 1903 married Mar. 8,
1857 at the brides home Born to the union - 12 children 3 girls died in infancy Nancy died
1880 age 12 years By Dora May Andrew Carley Dora May Children of
J.R. Andrew Millard Fillmore - Feb. 13, 1858-Mar 23, 1936; six children Angie - May 16,
1860-Jan. 21, 1921; 10 girls Eve Elizabeth - May 13, 1864-April 26, 1865 Shelton Riley -
May 24, 1866-Jan 15, 1942˙Nancy Jane - Mar. 13, 1868-Aug. 15, 1880 Cara Mandana -
Nov. 27, 1871-Aug. 20, 1924; 10 kids Charles Edward - Mar. 5, 1874-no record Dora May -
Nov. 18, 1876-Mar 30, 1947; 4 kids Sarah Ann - April 14, 1881-June 16, 1918; 6 kids Nora
Pearl - April 2, 1879, died 1962; 1 son.
Charles W. Andrew missing brother of Dora May
Fillmore Andrew, Son of John Robison Andrew
Jess Blackburn, brother in
law of Dora May Andrew
Husband of Pearl Andrew
Andrew Rites are arranged for Wednesday
Teacher in Cincinnati Schools for Many Years and at one
time assistant superintendent of Cincinnati public schools, will Funeral services for
Millard Fillmore Andrew, 78, former school teacher in Cincinnati held in the George H.
Rohde & Sons funeral home, Linwood and Delta avenues, Wednesday at 2 p.m. He
died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert N. West, 2834 Madison road, Hyde Park, late
Monday. Andrew was a thirty-second degree Mason and a
charter member of Hyde Park Symbolic Lodge. Masonic services will be held in the funeral
home, Tuesday at 8 p.m. First serving as principal of Cheviot Public School, Andrew later
was principal of Linwood Public School for nine years and was assistant superintendent of
schools of the city for fourteen months. After serving in the latter position, he was
appointed principal of the Twenty-fifth District School and later served in Central
Fairmont, Lincoln and Saylor Park Schools.
He retired from active school work in 1923, but later was head of
the department of education. Harrogate University, Tennessee. He had been living in
retirement in Clarksville, O., for several years. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Well Known Retired
M. F. Andrew, well known here died
Monday at home of daughter in
Cincinnati, Funeral There Wednesday.
M.F. Andrew, 78 years of age. Clarksville,
well known educator, died Monday noon at the home of a son-in-law and daughter. Mr. And
Mrs. Herbert West, Cincinnati. He had been in failing health for several years and was
bedfast for a few weeks at the home of Mr. And Mrs. West where he had go to visit. Another
daughter, Mrs. E. E. Mundew, this city, was called to Cincinnati a couple of weeks by the
serious conduction of Mr. Andrew.
Mr. Mundew went to Cincinnati, Tuesday. Funeral services where
held in Cincinnati Wednesday at burial was made in a cemetery in that city.
Born in the Hooper Ridge vicinity. Mr. Andrew went with his
parents to the Bailey Run locality when but a small lad of a few years, and grew to young
man hood there. He received a common school educate;n in the country school, of Dover
Township and later completed a teaching course at The Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. He
taught in the schools in southern Ohio and Kentucky in his early days and for many years
was connected with the schools in Cincinnati where he was established a reputation as an
educator of ability.
During the World War, Mr. Andrew offered his service to his
country and while many years beyond the age requirement, felt that he could be of some
service at requested an over seas assignment. In the request, he was turned down, but he
was assigned to duty at Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C. where he remained until April 1st.
Coming back to the city to visit relatives. Mr. Andrew found the
Glouster High School lacking a principal and it seems like none was available. He was
finally prevailed enough to help out by accepting the position. After retiring from public
school work for all times. Mr. Andrew still had the desire for class rooms work and taught
a couple of years at Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee. Completing his work
there, he and Mrs. Andrew spent part of their time in this city and for a while
established a home here. Later on Mr. And Mrs. Andrew moved to their farm near
Clarksville, where they remained until about two years ago when they sold the farm and
moved to Clarksville where since made their home.
For the past number of years, Mr. Andrew was a contributor to the
Cluster Press columns. Until his health failed, he contributed a letter weekly giving some
of the early history of his boyhood home and the people and of the people of those times.
He knew more facts concerning the early history of Hooper Ridge and the Bailey Run
vicinity then possible any other man living and his writing were always of interest to the
people as they brought by memories of happenings of their life in a entertaining manner.
This last article under the heading of Wollop and Jollop, appeared in The Press in the
issue of February 13 last.
Mr. Andrew was twice married and his survived by his second wife,
and four children by his first Wendel Andrew, Clarksville. Mrs. E. F. Mundew. This city,
Paul Andrew, Wilmington, and Mrs. Herbert West, Cincinnati.
(Received from Dennis Andrew, E Mail 2/14/2001 and
transcribed to computer by Clark L. Carley,
2/15/2001. Very gratefully to Dennis for this information.)
Addition to above information Foot
note Jan 2001
In December of
1955, Paul, Reva Obrecht ( parents J. W. and Iatan Willey Obrecht) Polly Ann, age 20
months, Francis Paul, Jr., 5 months McAnarney, Charles, Paul's brother, Fredys Tuttle
McAnarney, Mary Helen, 5 years, and Bob, 5 months went to Marysville, Ca. to see their
sister, Sara McAnarney Fegel, her husband Martin Fegel and their kids. We took the
southern route out of Pratt and had roads closed left and right because of flooding, but
we made it to Marysville all right. We were not in a flooded area, but it was
reported that we might have to evacuate. By radio we heard the report that Earl and
Robert Blackburn were drowned in rescue efforts. I knew that my Great Aunt Pearl
Blackburn lived there and supposed that the men were some of her relatives and also mine.
Hello! My name is Jill Jackson and I am a descendant of Nora Pearl and Samuel Jesse
Blackburn. I am so thrilled to have found you! Your site is absolutely marvelous! My
father's name is Millard Blackburn and he was named after Millard Fillmore Andrew. My
dad's Grandmother was Pearl Blackburn. I did notice some incorrect information while I was
reading. It was Pearl's son and grandson, my dad's father and brother that were killed in
the 1955 Yuba City flood. Her son's name was Charles Earl Blackburn and his son's name was
Robert Wesley Blackburn. I am so excited to have found a link to our family. Please feel
free to email me. I would love to hear from you. Sincerely, Jill
These follow stories are
from the many hours of work byGAYLA (Andrew)
VINCENT Many Thanks. No spelling or word structure have been changed, as original.
Article from The Glouster Press, dated January 31, 1935.
By M. F. Andrew
The preacher of whom I wrote Rev. P. B. Davis,
who lived in Mt. Sterling, became very much interested in me and suggested that I apply
for the grammar school in that town, but I was not anxious about it-in fact was
hill-minded so wanted to go in another direction. He finally presented my name to the
board and I was tendered the position. I was planning to marry, so wanted to go among
strangers and declined the place.
In going over the old State School Report I settled on three
villages in Scioto county Wheelersburg, Sciotoville and Lucasville and wrote to the
clerk of the board in each case enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope. I knew
little of these towns, except that Fletcher Coultrap began his career in the former and
that a few years before I had been stranded Christmas Day icebound and for
twenty-five cents had gotten a fine turkey dinner in the second the Marshall House,
but I knew nothing of the latter place.
From the first two towns I had not reply, but had a letter from
Isaac Newton Johnson, a farmer, clerk of the board saying that they were on the lookout
for a township superintendent. They wanted a man that could teach all the languages, but
they would not employ a man with out seeing the applicant. He gave full directions as to
how I should come and directed me to Dr. J. B. Warwick, president of the board.
I did not worry about the qualifications, as I knew Harveys
English Grammar from cover o cover, could translate "Finem dedit ore loquendi,"
"Sic Semper Tyrannus," knew a little bit of German, knew both the Greek and
German Alphabets and some other short quotations. I took a chance and went to see Dr.
Warwick. I found him to be a jolly, jovial country doctor who knew everybody by their
first name and met people with a greeting that would cure most complaints.
He drove a couple of small black ponies all over the country up
hill and down from the river, most of it was up. He invited me to a seat in the little old
open buggy with the remark, "Well go down and see Ab Marsh." We found him
at home as one usually did on a splendid old one thousand acre farm well equipped with
good implements, but later proved to have been covered with a mortgage that smothered it.
I found him to be a suave nice old gentleman cut deferring all the time to the doctor.
When we got back to town we drove up to see my other farmer friend, the clerk of the board
and after a very pleasant chat the doctor said it was not necessary for me to see the
other two members as they would be all right anyhow.
In a few days I had a letter from the clerk saying that I had
been unanimously elected to the position for the following year. When my school closed in
June I went to Lucasville for two or more days to get the lay of the land that I might
make some plans about the work for which no one seemed to know anything.
I realize that my story is more and more taking on the nature of
an autobiography when I had not intended it as such but if my readers will bear with me
for a little time I will make some changes in my subjects. I think I have said some place
along the way that the man who talks about himself is a he-gotist.
The world is a small place after all and if one goes about a
little he will be sure to bump into someone who has traveled the same road. When I got to
Lucasville and started my survey I found a man on the Board by name of Samuel Luckett, who
had formerly lived in Athens, county. Since I have retired only four or five years ago I
visited in Amesville one afternoon. I spend an hour in the school, where I found a Miss
Luckett teaching, who was a daughter of that same Sam Luckett. She had her early schooling
in Valley township, Scioto county.
Valley township was small but quite wealthy and in those days
never worried about its finances. The school had been in existence long years before my
time. Superintendents had come and gone, but non of them had done any more than get the
older pupils of the community in the upper room, in the high school, and teach them the
subjects they like to present, then move on giving no thought to the other children of the
district. There had been no classification, no records kept at least I could find
none, so I was left to work it all out.
On my summer visit with Dr. Warwick I discovered that he was not
only the president of the board of education, but he was THE board of education. He gave
me to understand that I was the township superintendent with a free hand to work out a
course of study that would put all the sub-districts in line for a tie-up with the high
school, so the pupils entering the school would see the end from the beginning and have
some notion of where they were going.
I went home with a bee in my bonnet doing such buzzing as there
had never been done before. There were no traditions no precedents from which to
copy it was just a free, open field into which I had wandered with my eyes open.
(To be continued)
The Glouster Press, dated February 14, 1935. Continuation from article published January
By M. F. Andrew
After staying in the village for a day or two
getting such information as was at hand, I went hone for the summer with a skeleton in my
brain about which I wanted to build my castle. At that time I had seen but one written
course of study and that was for the village of Zaleski and it had moss on when it fell
into my hands, so I received no help from that source.
I spent six weeks or more mulling over my problem never writing a
word or saying a thing to anyone yet sleeping or waling my job was still with me. I had
borrowed for my schooling and had gone in debt for a small property so with these
liabilities hanging over me fearly in August I was married to Miss Melissa Ogden Busic, a
former pupil of mine, and we went to Lucasville that afternoon to establish a home and
begin life together. I had met Miss Busic at a Sunday school picnic three years before and
I suppose it was a case of love at first sight, at least for the seventeen years we lived
together we continued to think so-then she was taken from me.
I spent the remainder of that August seeing some of my teachers
meeting my patrons and calling together the other children of the district, to make
tentative classifications and assignments. By the time we were ready to open school in
September I had at least pretty clearly in mind what I wanted to do. I still had refrained
from putting anything in black and white-my plans were under my hat.
On the first Monday in September, 1885, when the school bell rang
there appeared in the high school (upstairs) about thirty-five pupils and conditions were
such that they must be held there. There was but one move to make, and that was to
consolidate, commence building from the top downward. I still had nothing on paper but I
was spending hours collecting, classifying and shaping building toward a three year high
school course all to be done by one teacher.
Just when I got things running I began to get in touch with the
people of the township and with the teachers of the sub-districts many of whom had to be
converted to a new method of procedure. Things had always been that way and they had
gotten along, so what was the need of change? Before school closed in the spring I had
arranged for a summer term of ten weeks subscription hoping to have the attendance of many
advanced pupils in and around the township, but did not succeed in interesting a large
group. However, I continued with my work for the specified term.
I engaged the services of the Hon. John Ogden for a week. Mr.
Ogden had been an active and enthusiastic school man in many parts of Ohio, though
advancing in years he put into all his work the spirit of youth, so did us a good service.
I paid him twenty-five dollars for his work but never at any time bought so much value for
so little money. At that time but one pupil from that community had ever gone to college
and he had been sent home.
From the beginning I became a missionary, advocating more
education. I found in the main a very high grade of intelligence among the youngsters and
a patronage that was financially able to send its progeny to school. I never lost an
opportunity to advise a college education and as was commonly true the best students came
from humble homes, hard working people. I wonder sometimes that people bore with my
preaching and did not case me out.
After my first years work some of the more advanced
students began taking the county examination preparing for teaching. They not only took
them, but passed them and went into the country schools and taught. I insisted on neatness
in written work. Two candidates from our school went into an adjoining county and the
examiners complimented them openly on the appearance of their manuscripts and wrote me of
their work. The story is too long, so I must hasten.
By the end of the first year I had my material collected and
arranged for our course of study. At my suggestion, the board adopted the course and we
started on the second year with flying colors, but we yet had one drawback.. IN those days
it was the ambition of most young men and women in the southern counties of Ohio to teach
school, and our community was no exception to the rule.
At the close of the third year we had a number of youngsters out
teaching in the country and but two girls who had completed the work and were ready for
graduation. Our first commencement was a gala day in Lucasville and will long be
remembered by some people, at least by those who participated. With an interesting program
of music and recitations, with a full and enthusiastic house Dr. John Hancock, then
superintendent of Chillicothe schools, afterward State Commissioner of Schools, came down
and made the address. Miss Emma Thomas and Miss Genevieve Marsh were the graduates. Miss
Thomas afterward went to Ohio Wesleyan University, graduated, met Frank McConnell who
later became a Methodist preacher, married him, and his is now a distinguished bishop of
that church. They have traveled widely have seen the world, have each made a record
in church work. They have reared a brilliant family. Miss Marsh married a neighbor boy, a
farmer, reared a large family, educated them and they today are the staunch citizens of
Frank Appel who had of necessity gone out to teach school but had
kept up his studies through it all, at my suggestion was granted by the board a diploma of
like date with the two girls. He went on to college, ..and the
rest was unreadable.
Article from The Glouster Press, dated January 2, 1936.
By M. F. Andrew
I have seemingly been on a long vacation. I am
now back again whether or not it pleases you is a question in my mind, but to me I am glad
to have the comeback. I do not promise to come every week or in any manner to be a regular
correspondent. But occasionally when the spirit moves me and there is something on my mind
that I would like to poor out and that you are willing to hear I will come back and will
be exceedingly glad to be in touch with you.
I am sure no one appreciates ore than I do the many friendships
of people in those hills. For fifty years and more I have been in touch with the
newspapers of the county and from editors and readers I have had the most courteous
consideration. Of course I cant expect to run another fifty years, but during the
time I am here I beg that you will be patient with me and give me a hearing. Sometimes, I
may have nothing to offer but something foolish, rambling, but sometime something may come
to mind that is worth recording. At such time, I hope you will listen in. M. F. Andrew I once had a book the title of which was "Lincoln
and North Carolina" in which the author proved to his own satisfaction that Abe
Lincoln was illegitimate and his real name was Enlow. Someone borrowed that book and never
returned it, so I am short another volumn.
I read religiously the Western Christian Advocate an some days
ago I read in a discussion between two preachers concerning the legitimacy of Nancy Hanks
why this waste of time? At this last date nothing can be done about it.
In that long ago Anglo Saxon trek from Pennsylvania down into
Tennessee some of my ancestors became infatuated with members of the Hanks family and we
called some members of the Hanks family of the next generation cousin, and when I was a
small boy it was not an uncommon thing for a couple of the Hanks youngsters when winter
came to come in and camp on their poor relations for a month or more.
I once had an uncle names Enlow-he was a blacksmith and his given
name was Abe and the people whose horses he shod called him "Honest Abe." I
think our kinship with the Hanks family must have been on my grandmothers side of
the house, for when any of them came to visit they hung out with her or her brother Aaron.
Grandmother was Ruth McDaniel, but was early left a widow with a family of young children.
I visited the graves of my grandparents last June along the west side of the old Concord
Robinson Andrew 1846
Ruth Andrew 1892
None of their children are living and I am the oldest grandchild,
also the oldest of a large family. I have one brother living in Kansas, one in Missouri,
one sister in Missouri and one in California. There are some other grandchildren scattered
over Ohio, but I cannot locate even one.
I have not been out of the house today, but am sitting at the
south window looking out on a very beautiful snow covered earth that reminds me of two
others that set out as milestones along the way.
The first one carried me back to the Kasler schoolhouse down on
Federal where I taught my first school in the winter of 78 and 79. Standing on
the hill above was the Beasley home from which came Will, Frank, Lou and Nellie all
of whom have gone to their reward. What a place that was and it stands as clearly today as
it did then. I think I could call the roll without the register from Gus Linscott to the
last Carpenter boy.
The other place was that ___ long, windy Oregon Ridge where I
taught the winter of 79 and 80, where the snow piled up even with the
_____________unreadable from here on sorry.
from The Glouster Press, dated February 21, 1935. The name of the column was
"Pickups" and he had subheadings as they related to the topic he was talking
PICKUPS By M. F. Andrew Clarksville, Ohio
AN OLD GROCERY STORE
When I was a boy we often bought our groceries at
a little country store that stood about half way between Truetown and Millfield owned and
keep by an old Englishman, Charley Southerton, who for some reason had dropped down and
had become a fixture. As I pass that way sometimes, I try to locate the exact spot where
he hung out, but have never been able to do so.
The old gentleman not only sold groceries and notions but he kept
on sale and often sold it, spirits fermenti, when men got gloriously drunk and settled all
their differences with knocks and gougings-but I never saw a fight there-but I often saw
indications, but was not brave enough: was always up and away before developments. Two
things I could never figure out-why this man located in this out of the way place and why
we went there to trade for we did not spend any money for whiskey and that was his chief
stock in trade.
I am almost certain, not quite sure, that I sometimes carried a
basket of eggs or roll of butter for barter. But Cauncey and Millfield were as near. It
was a hangout for raw young men who came here from England to make this the land of their
adoption especially those who came from his part of the kingdom. He was a jovial, jolly
old soul if any of them should grow homesick and want to shed tears he was ready to lend a
I think I could name a dozen young men who at one time or another
made this home their stopping place. If he had any sons, I knew nothing of them, but there
were several daughters one of whom married Tobias Boudinot and an another married Mordcai
Andrew, uncle of the late Mason Andrew and my father. My father always omitted the s from
his name, while the others of the family used it. Some years before L. R.s death he
had occasion to go to Pennsylvania to inspect some legal documents concerning an estate
and he told me that all of them were without the s-singular.
The youngest daughter bore the name Victoria, the good queen of
her time. I recall that she, her father and his grandson Robert Andrew came to our house
one Sunday and spent the day there. I dont remember to have seen any of them after
that. These young English lads that hung out with this good natured old man delighted to
tease him and he took it all good naturedly. I recall a time when some of these went down
to Kings dam fishing. One the way back they climbed into a wagon with a farmer named Bob
Fish and they persuaded him to get down out of sight. The old gentleman began to quiz them
about the catch and they told him about one big fish inviting him to view it. When he
climbed up and looked he exclaimed, "Gars! He be Bob Fish" to the great
amusement of the crown.
Some time before the Civil War or about its beginning
there came to our community two men by the name of Goin. Tom and perhaps Eli, I am not
quite sure about the latters name. The only thing I can recall is that the elder of
the two was a much darker skinned man than the younger. I do not know just where they
lived but they must have been within hailing distance of Hooper Ridge, for the farmers
thereabouts used to summon them on short notice to work a day for them or to do odd jobs.
These men came from Tennessee in the territory south of Cumberland Gap and had been slaves
talking, of course, the name of their master. In 1921-1926 inclusive, I spent the time in
the mountains of Tennessee. During these months I made many trips to this same territory,
visiting schools. One day I went with the County Superintendent down into the Powell
Valley and drove west into the mountains to visit a school held in a church set back in an
old burying ground. This burying ground was on the plantation of a wealthy slave holder by
the name of Goin, who with, perhaps four or five consorts was buried here-the grave of
each appropriately marked with a granite suitably inscribed. I tried to put two and two
together and say that I had located the former home of the Athens County Goins. This would
be all right in the modern novel, so I am dropping it here as truth. I do not know
anything of their later lives whether or not they left any progeny in the county. In the
main they were good citizens and were a credit to the race. While they were generally
supposed to be honest men, you could not always depend on their word especially when they
promised to come and do a days work. This much-married slave master was rated as a good
man and a kind master long since gone to his reward.
More than sixty years ago there went about over a group
of townships in Athens County a man whose name was Increase Byland, who peddled whetstones
and other little trinkets that were useful and handy in the home. He traveled on foot and
left where night found him taking his meals wherever he could persuade the woman of the
house to serve him. It was before we knew anything of tramps and hoboes; he was of a
little higher class, so we called him a peddler. Peter Hixon was at that time perhaps the
wealthiest man in Ames Township maybe in the county. One night Increase stayed with
the Hixons and had breakfast the next morning. He told someone the bill of fare, said it
was biscakes, sugartree molasses and store coffee. These were the days when people parched
rye and other grains as a substitute for coffee. He did not often find a stopping place
where food was son plentiful. Increase was a harmless old soul with many quaint
sayings and practices. On the northern side of the county, on Greens Run or Bethel
Ridge, lived a sort of joking old fellow by the name of Freedom Ogg. One day the peddler
appeared at Oggs house with his wares and, to have some fun with him, he pretended
to be in bad humor and have some grudge against peddlers in general, so he put on a fake
fight with the old fellow and got far the worst of the bargain. He came near tearing
Freedoms coat from his back and after it was all over agreed to shake hands and call
it a draw. But Increase in an attempt to express his feeling in the matter said, "Mr.
Ogg, I am sorry Ive teared your coat, but I dont give a damn!"
from The Glouster Press, dated March 28, 1935. The name of the column was
"Pickups" and he had
subheadings as they related to the topic he was talking about."
TREES AND THINGS
By M. F. Andrew Clarksville, Ohio
"Only God can make a tree." "Large
trees from little acorns grow large streams from little fountains flow."
In the days of which I wrote last week, the American people
did not give much thought to either the trees or the stream but after a half century or
more we are awakened to the fact that we must do something and do it soon or perish. The
trees are gone and the streams are out of control. We are spending millions of money in
flood control and talking a mountful about conservation of forests.
"One swallow does not make a sum," and what has been
done in our camps will hardly justify one in reaching a conclusion as to tree planting. I
realize that the last year has been a bad one for transplanting trees, but if the work
done in all camps is on a par with that done at Fort Ancient, it has been a bad job. We
have been spraying religiously and often our fruit orchards for years against disease and
insets, but have paid little attention to our forests and groves till many of them are
It is reported that 37,000 elms were destroyed last year in the
state of New York. Ohio suffered greatly-perhaps most in the loss of its chestnut orchards
and groves. Sixty years and more ago, there stood on the east bank of Monday Creek just
below Doanville in Athens County quite a grove of chestnut trees, fifty or sixty feet in
height. They were great bearers and people came from miles about the country to gather the
nuts. I think I have not been there in all these years-so these trees may have succumbed
to disease and insets. Some good soul in the years gone by may have planted these trees.
Just a little east of this grove stood a wild cucumber, a tree of the magnolia family. Its
flowers were oblong, bellshaped, grayish yellow. The fruit was a cone two or three inches
long. Another one stood on the Austin Tru farm on Sunday Creek. There were some others
stood round about for my grandfather and his cronies would gather this cone fruit and put
it in _________ or either chills or ________both. I never knew how these beautiful
magnolias came there. If some inquisitive youth in Athens County would start out to learn
about some of the secrets of that community, he would find a rich field.
Ten years ago when I first began driving one could stop many
places along Route 124 east of Sinking Springs till you got to Jasper, Ohio, and replenish
his basket or bag with nuts in the chestnut season; but a stop now would be a waste of
time. The same is true as you travel from Jackson, Ohio to Logan over Route 75, after you
pass McArthur going north, great trees loaded with fine nuts, but the destroyer has been
there and got in his work, while we have occasionally helped him out with an ax.
I stood a few years ago in a fine forest on the eastern shores of
Maryland where a sawmill was busy cutting out the lumber from trees ranging from ten to
fifteen inches in diameter. I was told by old men that at the opening of the Civil War
this same ground was covered with a heavy forest. Early in the war a desperate battle was
fought here in which the timber, nearly all heavy oak, was all destroyed, but immediately
the ground was covered with young pine, and that was the crop then being harvested.
(Believe it or not).
I was in Pike County, Ohio, just a few weeks ago and men were in
the woods with tools, oxen and sawmills going over the same ground they were forty-seven
years ago when I went down there the first time, but the timber is a saplings compared
with the first clippings. As our hills are being denuded and so much of our lands will be
waste spots, what step are we taking to replenish the earth? I have shown by two examples
how short a time it might be to replace a forest. Why are we not up and at it? But we
should use in replanting a different kind of tree from the one we have lost. It would be a
bit of foolishness to go on planting elms, chestnut, soft maple and many other trees that
have been destroyed by like kind. Some sort of study at least should be given to what
shall grow in our groves, lanes, lawns and the spots that we wish to beautify.
A dozen years ago I spent several months in California and
naturally gave some attention to their shade trees. About one tree in particular I made
inquiry, it is the Gingko, sometimes called the old English yew tree. Botanists tell us
they don ot know its native habitat, but that it come to us from Asia by way of Europe.
Next week, if all goes well, I will give a full account of what I have learned of this
tree hoping that someone will be enough interested to try it out.
Article from The Glouster Press, dated July 18, 1935
By M. F. Andrew
Some of you no doubt remember when the territory
of the John Dew farm was labeled Bessemer and in the basement of one of the early
buildings O. D. Jackson conducted a general store. Later Mr. Jackson became one of Sunday
Creeks operators and was the founder of Jacksonville. Passing on through Bessemer part of
the town, I was prepared to look upon Buchtel as it was in the late seventies and early
eighties of the last century-but most of it is gone never to be replaced, but in my
cock-sureness I could go straight to the Snow Fork ford and the Bailey Run road.
I was thinking of the ford of sixty years ago when the creek bank
full had to be crossed by getting astride Buck, my near ox, and swimming him to the other
shore. The ford was not there, so I missed the crossing and found myself near the Cap Coe
farm approaching Orbiston, so there was nothing for me to do but retrace my way and find
the crossing. Instead of a ford there was an up to date concrete bridge where one could
cross dry shod-but where was the half stone house in which lived Jess Drake and his
And what has become of the members of the Koons family at the
foot of the hill with the barn above the road where we youngsters were wont to romp and
play hide and seek; all gone, only a hazy memory. How we dreaded that long hill when we
came to its beginning after a long drive to town with a heavy load of bark or
banktracking, with still two miles to go for dinner, but how different now the driver put
his foot on the pedal and in three minutes we had negotiated (new word) or a new meaning
all the curves and we were at the top of hill.
Could we go back three score years and resurrect those four
lively steers, I wonder what reaction the gas engine would have on them. I did not go down
to the old place, did not want to go, but in ten minutes we were through the plains by the
old peach orchard over the old corduroy roadway and down the hill, but the corduroy road
I am soon pointing out the home of one time residents, two or
three of whom are staying yet the two great coal mines Modoc and Drydock. It
was of interest to my young granddaughter to look upon the schoolhouse, still standing but
now a residence, where in 1880 I laid down the rod of correction and emigrated to other
fields for long service. My old boarding place fell in a sinkhole, but it has been
replaced and is occupied by a member of the same family. In a sense this is a sort of
chain letter, but I am not putting a price on it, just sitting here on the porch recording
happenings as they come to me in a sort of orderly way.
As I write of Greens Run many faces come before me of the
Sprague boys, two Tinker boys, the Davis girls, Mamie and Effie. Some of these were
transfers from Oregon who had been in my classes the winter before. I never can forget the
good Mrs. Daniels and her family. I had just come out of a real case of measles, but with
Dr. Danford (Harve) to tell me stories to cheer me on my way and Mrs. Daniels daily
food to put m e on my feet for a good long race.
Twenty years or more ago when I commenced going to Glouster it
took the greater part of a day to make the trip get up in the early morning and hustle
about to catch a train over the C&MC road; go to New Lexington then south or rush over
to Blanchester where we could get the B&OSW for Athens and then north either way we
could get into town late in the evening, tired, cross eyes full of cinders in bad humor,
in not shape to visit or converse. Here we are in June, 1935, only a little more than two
hours from home leaving Greens Run for Rout e13 and in ten minutes we are unloading
in Glouster, perfectly sweet, nobody tired or complaining ready for that good dinner of
fried chicken and the fixings that go with it. If I live to be eighty years old, some day
I will summon a plane and to Glouster in style. I will notify Jack where I am landing so
he can meet me.
I did not see much of Glouster nor many of its people. As the
boys would say, "My dogs are not as good as they once were", so I could not go
about as I once could. Brother Anderson took me over to Masonic Lodge where I always get
the glad hand. If churches were always as ready with their greetings there would not be so
few empty pews. This is not a knock at anybody, but just a plain bit of truth. Sunday
morning I went to Sunday school and sat in Broher Yaws class and found them
traveling in the same paths discussing the same old topics they were in 1919 and 1920. It
does seem to me that in twenty years we should be able to throw some different light on
some questions, at least learn some new songs-still this is not a kick, just a suggestion.
When things cease to grow, they begin to die. Next week, I hope to get to the Silent
Article from The Glouster Press, dated July 25, 1935.
By M. F. Andrew
From my youth up I have formed certain habits to
which I shall cling religiously and in which I will continue as long as life shall last.
One of these is the habit of visiting old cemeteries, burying grounds or graveyards as
they were commonly called. I regret now that I have not kept a list of the many peculiar
inscriptions I have found in different parts of the country.
Go down in the southern states and search our pre-war graveyards
where master and slaves are buried and find what may be said of the deceased body laid
away in anticipation of resurrection. On Monday, June 17, of this year I found myself in
Millfield spending the day with Mr. and Mrs. James Love and to you who have never put your
feet under Mrs. Loves table at the noon hour, a newspaper write-up would be of little
avail, but I survived it to tell the story.
After dinner I went across-lots to spend an hour with my good
friend Dr. Andrew J. Learned who I suppose is the oldest ex-teacher I the county. He will
be ninety-two years of age in a ________and while his sight is gone he is keen and alert
and has a remarkable memory. He serve in the Civil War and has the reputation of having
taught thirteen schools months in one year. I think this is the first year he has ever
missed attendance at the G.A.R. meeting. Dr. Learned graduated at Ohio Medical College in
Cincinnati about 1875 and has had a long and successful practice. Such friendships as that
of the doctor make life worth living. When I have talked with the doctor I always have a
new hunch on life. He always tells me things of his college days and of his old
professors, all of whom are gone.
When I finished this talk I recalled the fact that other old
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Brookins, still lived in town and that I must call on them.
Mr. B was in school with me more than seventy years ago in the little old schoolhouse in
the hillside. Mrs. Brookins was "Miss Lydia" Howard, daughter of Peter and Mary
Howard. These people, too, are getting along in years and are quite frail.
When the afternoon was well along and we had had supper, Mrs.
Carpenter, daughter of the Loves, who was there visiting from Cleveland, proposed to drive
us over the hills and said I should direct the trip. From the village we pointed due east
over the old creek bridge through the Pratt farm, East Millfield by the Osmer Linscott
home leaving mine No. 6 to the right, spinning to the face of the hill we turned square to
the left through the Martin Leonard farm-by the James Howard farm up the steep
banked hill by the Brown schoolhouse and finally to the Nelson Brown home on the west end
of which during Civil War times a large United States flag was painted that remained
during my boyhood and early childhood days. But that is another story that I have no doubt
told before today______________and its owner has long since returned to dust.
I have traveled this long road to Concord only to find that the
road is ___________and enters the ______somewhat different ______at the grave of my
grandfather Robinson Andrew who has been ________in that sot since 1846. Early in the
30s of the last century ____married up in Pennsylvania____Ruth McDaniel and they
came to Ohio to establish a home and rear ___________and when there wee six children
grandfather died of typhoid fever. With the exception of the youngest son they all lived
and came to maturity. Grandmother lived until ________was buried by his side.
I presume this has been a burying ground for more than a century. Thanks to a government
project, the grounds are kept in good condition in that _________a beautiful cemetery. I
visited the graves of two of my boyhood teachers one Theodore Headley who always
came before his classes with a happy eye and winning smile, who disciplined without
realization. Not far away from his grave in the _________of the Carter family was laid J.
M. (unsure if these initials are correct) Carter one of the fine teachers who came from
Homer Township that community that supplied the surrounding country with teachers,
lawyers, doctors and an occasional preacher.
My wife called attention to a headstone with the inscription
Corporal Lewis Andrew and named his company and regiment. He was a brother to my father.
By his side was a new made grave that reminded to too that Aunt Jane was gone and again
Lewis reminded by three small graves of the ravages of diphtheria in the family long years
ago. Just a short distance away was the tomb of J. C. Headley who for years was a frequent
guest in our home and oh how he could sing! Near by was the tomb where rested the ashes of
Mrs. Elizabeth Carter Hambleton whose husbands body had been cremated in Cincinnati
and at his request I had gone by moonlight and standing on the suspension bridge had
scattered the ashes to the four winds. Off in the north-east corner stands the monument of
Adda Linscott Kempton, and so I might go on but I must forbear and go on to Hooper Ridge,
where many more of my friends and relative are sleeping.
I wish someone would write a sketch of Hooper Ridge-tell what it
is, why it is, where it is and where it begins. It is nearly as much of a query to me as
how long is a string? Tell about that old church, when it was build and how.
I went out there and stood at the graves of my great
grandparents, my grandparents, my uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives. I have one
sister there, but I cannot locate the grave. The physical condition of this cemetery is a
disgrace to the community that patronizes it. Somebody should wake up some day with an
inspiration to make such a fine ground beautiful. In these two silent cities and the one
at Chauncey are the mortal remains of most friends that I have known and loved. At the
present time Concord is a beauty-spot, Hooper Ridge is a wilderness and the Nye cemetery
needs a thorough renovation.