Andrew travelled to Denver and Victor Colorado USA to work as a miner for some period before 1909 when he finally emigrated to British Columbia Canada to work as a coal miner.
He is listed in the 1901 Irish Census as living with his parents in Swineford.
He married Mary Ellen McGowan in Manhattan, New York on Nov 1, 1903. It is not known if they met in Ireland or in New York.
It appears Mary Ellen returned to Swineford for the birth of their three eldest children: Winnifred Elizabeth (1906), Johanna (1907) and John James (1909). She joined her husband in British Columbia in May 1911 aboard the Empress of Britain.
They had six more children in British Columbia: Mary (1912), Joseph Patrick (1913), Frank Andrew (1915), Nora Agnes (1917), Genevieve Catherine (1919) and Rita Theresa (1921).
When his sons wanted to join him in the mines, Andrew refused permission and changed his and his sons career to logging.
|Date of Birth||5th Feb 1874|
|Date of Death||16th Jul 1971|