Thomas Andrews

22 November 1845–1 September 1875 (Age 29)
Gressenhall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Andrews was born on 22 November 1845, in Gressenhall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edmund Andrews, was 18 and his mother, Esther Howes, was 17. He married Mary Ellen Clifford on 18 September 1870, in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Amador, California, United States in 1860 and Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 1 September 1875, in Jackson, Amador, California, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Jackson, Amador, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Andrews
Mary Ellen Clifford
Marriage: 18 September 1870
Rosa Ann Andrews
William Thomas Andrews

Spouse and Children

18 September 1870
Providence, Cache, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings




    John Andrews


    William Andrews


    Charles Andrews


    Eliza Andrews


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 5

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 9

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Howes in household of Mary Ann Andrews, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Andrews in household of Edmond Andrews, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Andrews in entry for Rose Ann Forman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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