|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1870|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1955|
March 30, 1955 Morning Star (Rockford, IL)
C.A. Andrews, Trask Picnic Host Dies, Rites Thursday.
Services for Charles A. Andrew, 84, lifelong resident on the Burritt Township farm where the famous annual Trask Bridge picnic is held, will be Thursday, burial will be in North Burritt Cemetery. He died Monday in Rockford Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for a week
Mr. Andrew was born in a log cabin on the site of the present Farm home, across the road from the picnic site, on October 3, 1870. He lived most of his life on the 250 acre farm.Son of Allen and Alice and Rudd Andrew. The Andrew farm is 11 miles northwest of Rockford and Illinois highway 70.
The Trask bridge picnic originated in 1911 in Andrews Grove and has been held there annually with one exception. It has become known as the world's largest farm picnic. Mr. Andrew is a member of Burritt Grange, sponsor of the picnic, for the last 38 years.
Known as the "largest country picnic in the world," grange members annually prepare to feed and entertain about 50,000 at Trask Bridge picnic.
His son-in-law, Clarence Christian, Burritt Township supervisor and Burritt Grange master was the 1954 picnic chairman. Mr. Andrew married the former Bertha Adella Davis in Rockford on February 2, 1899, she died December 4, 1939.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Verna Christen, and grandson, Gerald Christen, both living on the farm; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Dr. L.J. Andrew, Rockford.
North Burritt Cemetery
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Record added: May 21, 2014
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