Isaac and Ike Gandy

This website tells the tale of two men with the same name, Isaac Gandy, born into the Gandy family of cobblers in the village of Penketh in Lancashire, England in the 19th. century. Isaac was Ike's uncle. Both crossed the Atlantic in search of fame and fortune and died within six years of each other. There the similarities end, which the reader will find as the story of their fates unfolds. 


Read the Gandy family tree here.


Isaac and Ike Gandy
Uncle Isaac in America
The Two Lives of Isaac "Ike" Gandy
Isaac's Family in Widnes


Isaac Gandy


Old Isaac Gandy 

          Photo courtesy Patsy Schlabsz


Born Penketh, Lancashire, England in 1835

Died Garrison, Utah, United States of America in 1904


Isaac Gandy’s journey took him from Penketh in England to The Snake Valley, Utah. He was the younger brother of my great great grandfather, William Gandy.


Read about the life of Isaac Gandy here!


Isaac ”Ike” Gandy


Ike  Gandy


Photo courtesy Gerry Moore


Born Penketh, Lancashire, England in 1857

Died Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1910



Isaac “Ike” Gandy was my great grandfather, and nephew of Isaac Gandy (left). Ike chose to settle in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.



Read about Ike Gandy's life in Canada here!



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2014-11-25 18:26