Isaac Gandy & 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 Gandy and his nephew Ike Gandy 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 their story unfolds.

Isaac Gandy. Born Penketh, Lancashire,
England in 1835. Died Gandy, Utah, USA
in 1904.


Photo courtesy Patsy Schlabsz

Read about Isaac Gandy here: Uncle Isaac in America

Ike Gandy. Born Penketh, Lancashire, England in 1857. Died Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1910.


Ike Gandy ,Victoria, BC, Canada Photo courtesy  Gerry Moore

Read more about Ike Gandy here: The Two Lives of Ike Gandy

Gandy Tree Update 2018

The Gandy family history website has been rebuilt on a new platform to replace the old site (, including a new search function at the bottom of each page. Many links and attachments are still to be activated, which will hopefully be done  during 2018.

An update of the Gandy family tree has also been done to include new generations 16-18, corrections and additions of new information. Another update is planned for this autumn, if the creek don’t rise! All contributions welcome.

The update has been made possible with the generous help of volunteers in England, Canada and USA, including  Julieann Bruce, Louise Bennett, Bill Dearden, Ronnie Eastwood, Andrew Humphries, Janet Jares, Gerry Moore, Janice Moote , Patsy Baker Schlabsz, Bobbi Schlabsz McShane, Denise Vincent and Dan Tuson. Thanks for all your work!

Read the latest Gandy family tree here: Gandy Tree 2018

Queries, information or comments are most welcome to egandyzero(AT) Replace (AT) with @.