Eliza Andrews
Eliza Andrews
Date of Birth 18 April 1861
Place of Residence Trevallyn Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Charles Henry Andrews
Childrens Names Claude Charles, Leonard William, Stanley John, Myra Lily, Bertram Daniel, Tasma Cleaver, Elizabeth Grace & Lanna Winifred

This is possibly Mrs Eliza Andrews who was born in Launceston on 18 Apr 1861, the eldest of 14 children of William Henry Cleaver, (1837-1919) printer, and Agnes Inall (1842-1918) of Prospect. On 9 Apr 1884, Eliza married Charles Henry Andrews, the son of John Andrews, a draper of Launceston. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents. Charles was a fitter and turner with the Tasmanian Government Railways.

The couple had eight children. The first three were born in Launceston: Claude, 1884; Leonard, 1886 and Stanley, 1889. The family moved to Longford where three more children were born: Myra, 1891; Bertram, 1894 and Tasma, 1897. The last two daughters were born at Prospect: Elizabeth, 1901 and Lanna, 1904.

Eliza died aged 72 on 13 Nov 1932. Her husband Charles passed away nearly three years later aged 74 on 8 Oct 1935. They are buried together at Carr Villa in Section C1 No. 174. They both died at the home of their daughter, Myra Thow.

Mrs Andrews was a soprano in the Exhibition Choir in 1891-92. Her sister Ada Burbury is also pictured in the Launceston Family Album.

Marion Sargent Jul 2011