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John W. Andrews
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1873
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1921
Douglas County
Illinois, USA

From the Hindsboro News, June 16, 1921


John W. Andrews, a prominent and well known farmer residing about two miles north of Kemp, died suddenly of hemorrhage, about seven o'clock Wednesday morning. For the past five weeks Mr. Andrews has been suffering with severe coughing spells.
He was a member of the Christian church, also a member of the Community high school board, and held several offices of honor and trust.
He was in Hindsboro Tuesday afternoon conversing with a number of our citizens, and when the news spread of his death early Wednesday morning it was quite a shock and really hard to believe.
The News extends to the family the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
Funeral services will be held at the Hindsboro Christian church Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in charge of Rev. A. P. Cobb.
Full obituary will be printed in our next issue of the News.

From the Hindsboro News, June 23, 1921


The funeral of John W. Andrews, who died suddenly at his home west of town Wednesday morning, was held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church at this place. Rev. A. P. Cobb, of Decatur, with Rev. R. N. Montague of the Methodist church conducted the services. Appropriate music was furnished by members of the Methodist and Christian church choir, with Mrs. Victor Whitstone at the piano.
The floral offerings were very beautiful and were in charge of the high school girls. The following members of the church board were pall bearers: James Shields, Will Vickroy, Harry Allen, Charles Mitchell, Bert Orr, and Bert Bradford. The interment was at Union cemetery, where the Masonic order had charge of the services. District deputy grand master Charles A. Hawkins of Tuscola gave the ritualistic work at the grave.
Mr. Andrews, besides managing the farm on which they lived was a contractor, having built many homes in and around Hindsboro. He was the contractor for the church building in which his funeral was held. He was an honored member of the Masonic Lodge No. 837 and the large following of brother Masons showed the esteem in which he was held as a brother. He also was a member of Hindsboro Woodmen of America, a member of the Community high school board and an elder in the Christian church. He also served as church clerk and Sunday school superintendent a number of years.

John W. Andrews, son of Jacob and Sallie Andrews, was born one mile south of Hindsboro, January 5th 1873, departed this life at his home near Kemp, Wednesday morning, June 15, 1921, aged 48 years, 5 months and 10 days.
He was married to Laura E. Bower at Georgetown, Ind., December 26th 1898. To this union were born two daughters, Francis V. who died at the age of four months and Thelma May, who, with Laura, his wife survives him.
Johnny, as he was affectionately called by everyone, became a member of the Bradshaw Church in early life, later transferring his membership to the Christian Church at Hindsboro where he was a faithful worker, serving the church and Sunday school in various offices. He had been a member of the official board, an Elder for a number of years and his council and sound advice will be greatly missed by all.
The immediate family left to mourn his early demise besides the wife and daughter are his mother, Mrs. Sallie Andrews and sister, Miss Pearl Andrews of Hindsboro, and Mrs. Myrta Butcher of Farmington, Montana.
Mr. Andrews has long been an honored member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Masonic order, Hindsboro Masonic Lodge No. 837 had charge of the ceremony at the grave. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Andrews (1843 - 1911)
  Sallie Andrews (1842 - 1926)
  John W. Andrews (1873 - 1921)
  Myrta Mae Andrews Butcher (1877 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Coles County
Illinois, USA
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