Robert Charles Sandy (1843 - 1890)

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Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Killed in construction accident.
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About Robert Charles Sandy

Robert Charles Sandy of Taunton, England was born December 4, 1843, the oldest son of James and Rebecca (or Rebacca) Sandy.

Robert married Charlotte Hawkins December 14, 1867. The marriage took place in Holy Trinity St. Philip Church, Bristol, Gloucester, England.

Charlotte was born on March 7, 1841 to William and Susan Hawkins. William was a tile maker and worked at his trade until he was 79 years old just a short time before his death. He died of old age and hard work. He lived in Bridgewater, England all his life. His wife Susan died in 1860 during childbirth. She was approximately 42-43 years old at that time. William and Susan Hawkins had eight children; six boys and two girls. Charlotte was the third child. Three of Charlotte's brothers were lost at sea during a voyage. William Hawkins married again (details unknown).

Robert and Charlotte Sandy had their first child, John Thomas Sandy on October 7, 1867. He was christened on October 1867 in the same church as they were married. They also had a daughter, Florance Sandy who was born 1869/1870.

Robert, Charlotte, son John Thomas Sandy and baby Florance left England for the United States on board the ship "Victory". The vessel sailed from Liverpool, England and the family arrived in New York harbor on June 22, 1870.

The ship "Victory" was a three-decked ship measuring 180' x 40' x 27'. Its master/captain was William Cushing. The ship was built in Newburyport, Mass in 1857 by Currier and Townsend Ship Builders and owned by D. Ogden and Co. Its home port was New York Harbour.

Robert and Charlotte settled in "Old Deerfield" (Holyoke, Massachusetts).

Their infant daughter Florence died July 17, 1870 in Deerfield, Massachusetts (Franklin County).

They had two more children; Susan Louise Sandy born on February 7, 1871 and Robert Lewis Sandy was born on March 18, 1879.

The family appears in the 1880 United States Census with the household of Robert Sandy containing:

• Robert Sandy, Head of Household. • Charlotte, wife. • John Sandy, son, 12 years of age. • Susan Sandy, daughter, 9 years of age • The list also contains names of other individuals in the household as the Sandy's ran a boarding house.

Robert Charles Sandy died at the age of 46 in an accident. The date of death is November 11, 1890.

The following article appeared in the Springfield Republican Newspaper on Nov. 13, 1890:

ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT

Robert Sandy, who runs a boarding-house on the Springfield Road just outside the city for the benefit of the laborers on the Wilkinson farm, met with what proved a fatal accident the other day.  At the time of receiving the injuries that resulted in his death, he was working on a small addition to his quarters, most of the labor being done by himself.  He was on a ground floor of the new part, having just descended from the second floor where he had adjusted a heavy timber, when suddenly there was a crash. The workmen in the vicinity hearing the noise, ran to the building and found Sandy lying unconscious on the floor with a heavy timber across his face.  He was taken into his house and Dr. Curran summoned.  All attempts to resuscitate the man were fruitless and four hours after receiving the blow he died.  Undertaker Ryan took the body in charge, as it was not thought necessary to take it to the morgue.  Mr. Sandy was 47 years old and has a wife and three children, two of whom are young men.  He had been connected with the Wilkinson farm several years and was well thought of.  It is a curious fact that he was apparently not much injured, the only signs of a blow on the outside being a little scratch two inches long, from which a little blood flowed.  There was no sign of heart disease or apoplexy.

Robert is buried in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Hampden County in Forestdale Cemetery.

In 1892/1893 Charlotte moved to West Springfield, Massachusetts.

On February 25,1895 Charlotte remarried to John H. Moore of Springfield.

The following announcement appeared in the Springfield Republican Newspaper on Feb 25, 1895:

The wedding of Mrs. Charlotte Sandy and John H. Moore of this city took place at the First church parsonage Saturday evening.

In the 1900 United States Census:

• John H. Moore, head of household. • Charlotte Sandy Moore, wife. • Robert L. Sandy, step son. • Also four boarders are listed.

Her death notice appeared in the August 4, 1902 Springfield Republican Newspaper:

In this city, Mrs. Charlotte Sandy Moore. Funeral at 388 North Main street, in this city (Springfield), to-morrow (Tuesday)  afternoon at 1.  Burial in Forestdale Cemetery, Holyoke.

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Robert Charles Sandy's Timeline

1843
December 4, 1843
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1867
January 14, 1867
Age 23
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
October 7, 1867
Age 23
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1870
1870
Age 26
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1871
February 7, 1871
Age 27
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
1879
March 18, 1879
Age 35
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
1890
November 11, 1890
Age 46
Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
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Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States