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AKA Benjamin F. Green
In the early 1900s, Boynton pioneer families lived in frame vernacular homes. Horace Bentley Murray, who built the Boynton Hotel for Michigan investor Maj. Nathan S. Boynton, constructed many of the wood houses, commercial buildings and swing bridges. The majority of these early structures became lost to time with progress, fire and hurricanes claiming them over the last 120 years.

Today’s “Andrew’s House” at 306 SE 1st Avenue is Boynton’s oldest residence. Bert L. Kapp, a Dutchman who moved to Boynton from Michigan built the house in 1907. Although the house is typically thought of as constructed in 1901, newspaper records support a 1907 construction date. The Kapp family sold the house to A.E. Parker, Major Nathan S. Boynton’s son-in-law, and moved to West Palm Beach.

Who were the Andrews?
Charles Lee Andrews and Katie Andrews purchased the house from Parker. The Andrews’ story is intriguing.


Charles Andrews AKA Benjamin Green

Charles Lee Andrews served in the Confederate Army under the name Benjamin F. Green. He married Katie in Mississippi, in spite of the fact that he was at least 42 years older than Katie. They had two sons, George Kermit and Charles Lee Jr. The Andrews ran a small grocery store in Boynton. Charles Lee Andrews passed away in 1922, and Katie remained in the house. She began collecting Andrew’s Civil War pension. She continued to collect that pension until 1971, when she passed away, making her the last Civil War pensioner in Palm Beach County. Her son George and wife Edith then lived in the house; George passed away in 1993. Edith moved to a nearby apartment, and the house was boarded up and fell into disrepair.

In 1998, Boynton native Bob Katz bought the Andrews house and several other downtown properties. He had the Andrews house moved to an adjacent lot so it could be better seen from Ocean Avenue, and had the house restored. Katz’s untimely death at age 50 in 2006 has left all his downtown properties in limbo, and several are currently for sale.

1900 United States Federal Census


NameCharles Andrews


Birth DateMar 1847


Home in 1900Police Jury Ward 10, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana



Relation to Head of HouseHead

Marital StatusMarried

Spouse's NameRose Andrews

Marriage Year1876

Years Married24

Father's BirthplaceGeorgia

Mother's BirthplaceGeorgia

Household Members


Charles Andrews53

Rose Andrews30

John Andrews20

Augustus Andrews13

Julius Andrews15

Julia S Andrews10

Louis N Andrews8

1920 United States Federal Census


NameCharles L Andrews


Birth Yearabt 1848


Home in 1920Boynton, Palm Beach, Florida

House NumberX



Relation to Head of HouseHead

Marital StatusMarried

Spouse's NameKatie Andrews

Father's BirthplaceGeorgia

Mother's BirthplaceGeorgia

Able to Speak EnglishYes



Employment FieldOwn Account

Home Owned or RentedOwn

Home Free or MortgagedMortgaged

Able to readYes

Able to WriteYes

Household Members


Charles L Andrews72

Katie Andrews30

Lee Andrews8

Kermith Andrews3

Charles Lewis Andrews married 1st Rosie Nurdin per the marriage records.    He later married Katie Gager.  He was 40 years older than Katie.

Charles and Katie had two sons
1.  Charles Lee Andrews Jr.
2.  George Kermit Andrews
1.  Charles Lee Andrews Jr.

Birth: Jan. 22, 1912
Mississippi, USA

Death: Oct. 10, 1991
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Note: Plot purchased by George Andrews


Boynton Beach Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA
Plot: Block R Lot 199B

Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001


Name:Charles Lee Andrews

Spouse:Kathlean Shirley Alexander

County of Marriage:Broward

Marriage Date:1952



Source:Florida Department of Health

Kathleen Shirley Alexander, married 1st, Charles Lee Andrews, 2nd,  John Francis Horan

John Francis Horan and his 1st marriage to Roberta Ann sheriff in 1947.  He married 2nd, Kathleen Alexander in 1965

Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001


Name:Charles Lee Andrews


Spouse's Name:Kathleen S Andrews

Divorce Date:Oct 1957

Divorce Place:Broward, Florida, USA

Certificate Number:14732

Denise Lee Andrews (Horan) was born to Kathleen S. Alexander and Charles Lee Andrews. Kathleen (Katie’s) second husband John F. Horan, born Troy, New York, adopted Denise and here brother Keith, in the mid 1960’s.  Denise chose to change her name back to Andrews as an adult.

Denise Lee Andrews, daughter of Charles Lee Andrews and Kathleen Alexander 1954-2000


California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985


NameJohn B Webb


Birth Yearabt 1938


Marriage Date14 Feb 1982

Marriage PlaceHumboldt

Spouse Age27

Household Members


John B Webb

Denise L Andrews


Oredas David "Bo" Kent Jr. | Visit Guest Book


A retired cattle rancher, buyer for Lacey Cattle Co. and former employee of Steve Kent Trucking, he passed away at his home at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010. He was 78, a lifelong resident of Lottie and a U.S. Army veteran. Visiting at Niland's Funeral Home, Livonia, Wednesday, July 21, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Religious service at Wilson Memorial Methodist Church, Lottie, Thursday at 10:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ted Fine.


Interment in Cottonwood Cemetery, Lottie. Survived by his four daughters, Julie K. Artigue and husband Karl, Elise Kent LaHaye and Candice M. and Amanda J. Kent; six sons, Steven W. Kent Sr. and wife Trudy, Oredas David Kent III, Matthew Kent and wife Toucha, and Thomas, John Paul and Michael Kent; loving friend of 18 years, Ruth Whittington; aunts, Carolyn Kent and Ann Kent; grandchildren, Steve Kent Jr., Anna Kent, Joseph Kent, Kaleb and Kolby and Kelsie Artigue, Jonathen Russo, Abigail LaHaye, Austin, Ean, Aysha, Alexis, Evan, Emily, Dylan, Olivia, Michael Jr. and Jesse Kent; and five great-grandchildren.


Preceded in death by his parents, Oredas Kent Sr. and Anna Mae Andrews Kent; son, Ramie Malone Kent; and granddaughter, Andrielle Artigue. Pallbearers will be Steven W. Kent Sr., Matthew Kent, Thomas Kent, Kaleb and Kolby Artigue, Oredas David Kent III, Michael Kent and Joseph O. Kent. Honorary pallbearers are John Weil and Sonny Sklar. He was a member of Wilson Memorial United Methodist Church, co-founder and board member of False River Academy of New Roads, helped found the Louisiana Cutting Horse Association and lifelong member of the Louisiana Cattleman's Association.


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Published in The Advocate on July 21, 2010 

Nell Elizabeth Shows,


A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who was loved by all and will be truly missed, died at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Ochsner Medical Center. She was 71, a resident of Lottie, a native of Fordoche and a sales representative for Electrolux Co.


Visiting at Niland's Funeral Home, Livonia. Religious service at Fordoche Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Gary Mitchell. Interment in Cottonwood Cemetery.


Survived by her daughter, Julie and husband Karl Artigue; two sons, Steven Wyatt Kent Sr. and wife Trudy, and Oredas David Kent III; three sisters, Dolores Johnson, Nina Crousillac, and Karen Trubon and husband Terry; a brother, Albert Malone Shows Jr. and wife Bena; grandchildren, Steven Kent II, Joseph and Anna Kent, Kaleb, Kolby and Kelsie Artigue; and four great-grandchildren.


Preceded in death by her parents, Albert Malone Shows and Elaine "Bobbie" Hudson; son, Ramie Malone Kent; and a granddaughter, Andrielle Artigue.


She was a member of the Eastern Star and an avid gardener and bird watcher.


Obituary published in The Advocate from 4/14/2007 - 4/15/2007.

Obituary published in Herald Coaster on 20 Apr 1971


Andrews, Ventress E., Sr.


Ventress E. Andrews Sr., 68, of East Bernard, died after a fall from a ladder Monday afternoon.


Survivors include his widow, Margaret; daughters Mrs. Dorothy Keprta of Rosenberg and Mrs. Helen Shaddox of Sweeny; son Ventress Jr. of Rosenberg; seven grandchildren; mother Mrs. Florence McGraw of Louisiana; brother Freeland Andrews of Louisiana.


Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Babptist Church, East Bernard, the Rev. Fred L. Holder officiating.


Services were under the arrangement of Garmany & Co., Rosenberg. 

Funeral services for Ventress E. Andrews, Jr., 84, of Rosenberg, TX, are set for 10 AM Monday, March 19, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, 1127 Third Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, with Rev. John Black and Rev. Andy Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg, TX.Visitation will be 5-7 PM Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Chapel, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471.Serving as Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jason Andrews and Bryan Andrews; and step grandsons, Dr. Eric Barcak, Evan Barcak, Elliot Barcak, Ethan Barcak, Will Wendtland, Buzzy Wendtland, and Jake Wendtland.Ventress Edward Andrews, Jr. was born July 12, 1927, in Woodsville, Mississippi, to Ventress Edward Andrews, Sr. and Dorothy Taylor Andrews. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in WWII and the Korean War. Ventress was employed for 39 years with HL&P (Centerpoint). He was very active in his church, serving through the years as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Methodist youth leader for several years, chairman of the Board of Stewards, Chairman of the Trustees, and twice served as the charged lay leader. Ventress and his dear friend, Andy Andrews, provided much maintenance for the church. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing and helping other people. So many friends knew him as "Peanuts", a name given to him because he always had a package of peanuts in his hand.Mr. Andrews was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marguerite Moses Andrews; and by his infant daughter, Sallie Ann Andrews.Survivors include his wife, Polly Wendtland Andrews; sons, Bill E. Andrews and wife, Terri, and family, Bob Andrews, and Joe Andrews; stepsons, Walt Wendtland and Steve Wendtland and families; stepdaughter, Lisa Lynn Wendtland Barcak and family; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Keprta and family and Helen Shaddox; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.Memorials may be given in Ventress' memory to First United Methodist Church, 1106 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, or to Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospice, 929 Gessner, Suite 2650, Houston, TX 77024.Condolence messages may be written for the Andrews family at are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.

Obituary published in Herald Coaster on 15 Jul 1991


Andrews, Marguerite


Funeral services for Marguerite Andrews, 64, of Rosenberg were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at First United Church in Rosenberg. Rev. David Davidson will officiate.


Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.


Mrs. Andrews was born April 24, 1927 in Rusk, Tx. After many years of service in the Lamar Consolidated School District, she retired in 1990. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rosenberg.


She is survived by her husband, Ventress E. Andrews of Rosenberg; three sons, Bill, Joe and Bob Andrews; mother, Mary "Blondie" Moses; grandsons, Bryan and Jason Andrews; granddaughters, Sallie and Elizabeth Andrews; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.


Funeral services were under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Inc. of Rosenberg.


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