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ANDREWS Family History, Part III

April 2012

Candace Mandana (ANDREWS) MILLER3 (1851-1912)

Candace Mandana (ANDREWS) MILLER 111. Candace Mandana Andrews3 was born on November 9, 1850 or 1851, probably in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She was raised by her grandparents after her mother died and later resettled in Johnson County, Iowa. There, she met Isaac Dennis Miller, a disabled veteran of the Union Army and native of nearby Solon, Johnson County, Iowa. Isaac was also the nephew of her paternal aunt's husband (William Kester and Harriet Andrews). They were wed in a ceremony conducted by Justice of the Peace, G. B. Nicholson, in Plattford Precinct, Sarpy County, Nebraska, on June 19, 1868. From there they moved to San Luis Obispo County, California, likely on the road with her grandparents and raised a family of seven children:

1111. Hattie Mae Miller 2 May 1869 17 Jun 1954 (85)
1112. Orrin Elbert Miller 6 Jul 1870 1 Aug 1941 (70)
1113. Walter John Miller 11 Nov 1871 19 Sep 1947 (75)
1114. Cora Ethel Miller4 29 Jan 1880 18 Jul 1967 (87)
1115. Elma "Babe" Finetti Miller 12 May 1884 10 Mar 1962 (77)
1116. Minnie Isabelle Miller 24 Jul 1888 27 Dec 1965 (77)
1117. Iva Edith Miller 8 Jul 1892 (1920) (28)

Isaac Dennis Miller died on May 25, 1896, in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California. His estate went to his son, Orrin, and his widow and unmarried children moved in with Hattie Mae. Soon after Isaac's death, Hattie and Candace moved north to Healdsburg, in Sonoma County, spent some time in Gridley, Butte County, and, by 1905, Candace was living with Hattie Mae, at 392 5th Street in San Francisco, California. Later they moved to Fresno.

Candace was institutionalized at the Stockton State Hospital in Stockton, San Joaquin County, on January 13, 1910,[Dth 1912] by her eldest daughter, Hattie Mae. Hattie cited that Candace had been suffering from illness since as early as 1898.

Candace Mandana (Andrews) Miller died two years and four months later, on June 1, 1912, at the Stockton State Hospital, allegedly of a broken heart. She was 60 or 61 years old. She was buried two days later at Rural Cemetery in Stockton.[Dth 1912]

Sources
  • Cen 1870: 28 Jun 1880 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1880: 5 Jun 1880 Census, Morro Village, Morro Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Dth 1912: Death Record 12-022266, Stockton State Hospital, San Joaquin County, California, filed 4 Jun 1912

Jennie Irene (ANDREWS) PAGE (1855-1939)

112. Jennie Irene Andrews was born on March 7, 1855, in Morse, Johnson County, Iowa. She was a school teacher in Morse when she met Arthur Elmer Page whom she married on August 3, 1881, in Morse. They had six children, five of whom survived to adulthood:

1121. Edith Mae Page 9 Dec 1882 17 Sep 1884 (1)
1122. Edna Page 3 Feb 1885 2 Oct 1941 (56)
1123. Ada Page 7 Jul 1887 6 Jan 1955 (67)
1124. Arthur Orrin Page 21 Nov 1889 --  -- 
1125. Tracy Shepard Page (Sr.) 14 Nov 1892 27 Mar 1958 (65)
1126. Bertha Leora Page 23 May 1895 5 Feb 1975 (79)
Iowa City Newspaper, 1881

"Page-Andrews. At the residence of the bride's parents in Morse, Johnson County, August 3, by Reb. W.B. Craig, Mr. Arthur E. Page, of Chicago, and Miss Jennie J. Andrews, eldest daughter of Orrin Andrews, Esq."

"Mr. Page manifested remarkably good sense in falling in love with a farmer's life and in fitting sequence falling in love with a farmer's daughter, or perhaps the latter event preceded the former, in any wise Iowa has gained a noble son and the son has won a noble daughter. Mr. Burton Page, a brother of the groom came from his home in Chicago to be "best man" on this occasion and Miss Smith of Oasis, performed like service for the bride."

"The company made of nearest relatives and friends gathered around the young couple in the fellowship of sincerest affection as they pledged themselves each to each in the solemn ritual of marriage."

"Miss Jennie was a favorite in a wide circle of associates. Mr. Page has made many warm friends since he came to Morse. They embark on the sea matrimony under fairest auspices. Among the many presents we noted a handsome set of china, from the the Chicago brother, if we remember right; a very elegant silver castor, silver spoons, vases, glassware, etc., too numerous to mention."

The Page family started in Morse where their first two children were born before they moved west to Stratton, Hitchcock County, in southwestern Nebraska by 1887. Here their third and fourth children were born. By 1892 Arthur sold the Stratton homestead for about $2,000 and returned east to Morse. They were enumerated next to Jennie's parents in Morse in 1900, reportedly on land rented from Jennie's parents.[Cen 1900]

Arthur After His Disappearance
It was only recently learned that Arthur eventually moved to northwestern North Dakota where he had remarried to a woman named Maggie without having divorced Jennie. He and Maggie settled in Brookbank Township, Mountrail County.[Cen 1920B] Maggie died in 1920[Grave] and Arthur remarried to a woman named Rachel and lived a little way to the northeast in Idaho Township, Mountrail County, after 1925.[Cen 1925] Arthur died in Mountrail County in 1938. He was 81 years old.

During their 24-year marriage, Arthur made several solo trips out west to seek opportunities. He went to Colorado to work on a surveying team, to California to see his cousins living there, and to Tacoma, Washington, to seek opportunites. Finally, Arthur heard that he could get land cheap up in Wisconsin, so they moved to the new village of Frederic, Polk County, in northwest Wisconsin, and bought land to farm. First they had to clear the land and to make some money in the winter, so Arthur took loads of fire wood down to St. Paul by railroad to sell for a little cash. During one of these jaunts in January 1905, he stayed in St. Paul and wrote letters home but then went to St. Louis where his brother, Harry lived and stayed with him for a time. One day Arthur told Harry that he was going to Galveston, Texas, and that was the last anyone in his family heard from him.

This farm was apparently to the north of Frederic in West Sweden Township, where Jennie and the children were enumerated later in 1905.[Cen 1905]

Arthur's disappearance had a profound effect on his family. Eldest son Arthur was expected to work to support his mother and younger siblings, but after a few months of "being the man of the family", he ran away from home as well and was also never to be heard from again by the rest of the family. What became of him is still an unsolved mystery.

Jennie and the children moved into the village of Frederic, by 1910, where they lived on First Avenue.[Cen 1910A] Daughter Edna returned to Morse to live with her grandmother[Cen 1910B]

Jennie's mother died in 1912 and Jennie inherited the Andrews estate in Morse, but remained in Frederic. About the same time she sued for Arthur's insurance with the Modern Woodmen of America, by claiming that Arthur should be declared legally dead. She lost the court case, but won on appeal in the Wisconsin courts. During the Depression she lost most of her estate, retaining little more than her home in Frederic.

By 1930, Jennie lived with her daughter Ada's family in Frederic.[Cen 1930]

Jennie Irene (Andrews) Page died on March 15, 1939, in Frederic, at the age of 84. She is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic.

Jennie's granddaughter, Nancy, recalls that Jennie was a jolly old lady who loved to read, pieced beautiful quilts and raised incredible plants in her sunroom. She had a dry wit and a good sense of humor that displayed itself in some of her letters and in the testimony at the court hearing when she sued the Modern Woodmen of America for Arthur's insurance.

Sources
  • Cen 1860: 12 Jun 1860 Census, Newport Post Office, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1870: 28 Jun 1870 Census, Iowa City Post Office, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1880: 17 Jun 1880 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1895: 1895 Iowa State Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1900: 13 Jun 1900 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1905: 1 Jun 1905 Wisconsin State Census, West Sweden, Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Cen 1910A: 13 May 1910 Census, First Avenue (South), Frederic Village, Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Cen 1910B: 27 Apr 1910 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1920A: 8 Jan 1920 Census, Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Cen 1920B: 28 Jan 1920 Census, Township 154, Range 92, Brookbank Township, Mountrail County, North Dakota
  • Cen 1925: 1 Apr 1925 North Dakota Census, Brookbank Township, Mountrail County, North Dakota
  • Cen 1930A: 1930 Census, Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Cen 1930B: 23 Apr 1930 Census, Idaho Township, Mountrail County, North Dakota
  • Grave: Cemetery, City, County, State, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>

Jessie I. (ANDREWS) COZINE (1857-1936)

113. Jessie Isabel Andrews was born on February 23, 1857, in Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa. She married James R. Cozine, a physician who studied medicine at Iowa State University, on October 20, 1891, in Morse, Johnson County, Iowa. Jennie and James had two children, but one was stillborn and the other died young:

1131. Cozine (<1900) (<1900) (0)
1132. Charles M. Cozine (>1900) 1902 (<2)

James graduated from the Iowa State University College of Medicine in 1881, paying for it himself while working on his father's farm. He practiced medicine for a year at Morse Station, near Graham.

After their marriage, Jessie and James lived in Graham Township through at least 1895.[Cen 1895] By 1900, they moved to Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, where they rented a home at 1617 Second Avenue and James practiced as a physician.[Cen 1900]

April 2012

Jessie and James may have separated between 1905 and 1910 when James is found living alone, but still married, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, where he lived at 2901 (South) Cottage Grove Avenue, in the modern-day neighborhood of Prairie Shores. He started his own pharmacy there.

Dr. James R. Cozine died at the age of 55 on November 27, 1911, in Chicago. He was buried two days later at Oakwoods Cemetery in Chicago.[Dth 1911]

Jessie remarried to Jens Erickson Skriburg of Sindal, Nordjylland, Denmark, near the northern tip of the Jutland peninsula, by 1920.[Cen 1920] He was 25 years Jessie's junior. Jens immigrated in 1910[Cen 1920] and stood 5' 11" tall, 185 pounds, with blue eyes and light brown hair.[Draft 1918, 1942] They lived in Morse where Jens farmed.

During the 1920s things went wrong between Jessie and Jens. Jens and Milton Remley, a lawyer in Iowa City, are said to have bilked Jessie out of everything they had. Jessie and Jens divorced.

Jessie was committed to the Johnson County Home in Union Township as an inmate by 1930.[Cen 1930] She was later transferred to the Mt. Pleasant State Hospital in Henry County, Iowa, where she died after being there a short time.

Jessie Isabel (Andrews Cozine) Skriburg died on July 15, 1936. She was 79 years old.

Jens went on to move to Rock Island by 1932 where he worked for the Concrete Products Company. Interestingly, the City Directories carry him as "Jesse E. Skriburg."[City 1930,1932,1945] By 1942 he remarried to a woman named Nellie and at the time worked for the Works Progress Adminstration (W.P.A.) on Rock Island Arsenal.[Draft 1942]

Jens "Jesse" Erickson Skriburg likely died between 1945 and 1949 when Nellie is list in the City Directories without Jens, and in 1956 she is confirmed to be the widow of "Jess."[City 1949,1956]

Nellie L. Skriburg died in May 1967 at the age of 84. She had been living in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.

Sources
  • Cen 1860: 12 Jun 1860 Census, Newport Post Office, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1870: 28 Jun 1870 Census, Iowa City Post Office, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1880: 17 Jun 1880 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1895: 1895 Iowa State Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1900: 6 Jun 1900 Census, 1617 Second Avenue, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois
  • Cen 1910: 27 Apr 1910 Census, 2901 Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Dth 1911: Illinois Death Index, 1878-1922, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Draft 1918: 12 Sep 1918, World War I Draft Registration, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1920: 1920 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1930: 22 Apr 1930 Census, Johnson County Home, Union Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Draft 1942: 27 Apr 1942, World War II Draft Registration, Illinois
  • City 1930-1945: 1930-1956 City Directories, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois

Charles M. ANDREWS (1860-1902)

114. Charles M. Andrews was born on May 31, 1860, probably in Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa. He farmed at home with his parents at least through 1900.[Cen 1900]

Charles M. Andrews died on January 11, 1902 in Graham Township, after developing pneumonia following an accident in which he lost his hand in a corn shredder on November 16, 1901. Charles died at 1:30 AM on the morning of the 11th, and his father died the following evening from complications following a stroke earlier in the week. Both were buried at the Morse Cemetery.

Sources
  • Cen 1860: 12 Jun 1860 Census, Newport Post Office, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1870: 28 Jun 1870 Census, Iowa City Post Office, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1880: 17 Jun 1880 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1900: 13 Jun 1900 Census, Graham Township, Johnson County, Iowa