|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1840|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1909|
An obituary for Joseph Andrews from an unknown newspaper.
CALLED FROM EARTHLY LABORS
Joseph Andrews Passes away at his home Near Here Thursday of Last Week
Joseph Andrews, who was stricken with paralysis three weeks ago Monday, Jan. 4th died at his home one mile south of Hindsboro at two o'clock Thursday, Jan. 21, 1909.
Mr. Andrews was born in Strausburg, Germany, Feb. 15, 1840. At the time of his death his age was 68 years, 11 months and 6 days. When a very small child he was brought by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews, to this country. His parents settled in Clark County, Indiana and resided until 1867 when they moved to Douglas County, Illinois, here Mr. Andrews helped his parents with the work on the farm a few years when he began farming for himself. On June 25, 1873 he was married to Miss Martha Farrier. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews began their married life on the same farm where they have lived for forty years. To this union were born four children, all of whom are living. W. K. Andrews, of Crowley Louisiana; S. E. Andrews, of College Station, Texas; O. C. Andrews of Hindsboro, Ill.; Mrs. Orlena Parker of Paris, Ill. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Nan Alvis of Hindsboro and Mrs. Margaret Prather of Watson, Ind., and two brothers, Jake Andrews of Kemp, Ill., and John Andrews of Hindsboro.
Mr. Andrews united with the Christian church Sept. 26, 1885, for many years and at the time of his death he was an active member and officer of this church. The children have lost a loving father, the wife a devoted husband, the church an honored member and the community a respected citizen. Mr. Andrews was never able to speak after he took sick but he made his wants known by gestures. He had always been a very strong, hard working man and his sudden illness and death came as a great shock to his family and all who knew him.
His funeral was held in the Christian church, Sunday, Jan. 24, conducted by Rev. J. S. Rose. An appropriate funeral sermon was preached from a part of the 13 and 14th chapter of St. John, using in particular the fourth verse of the fourteenth chapter, "and whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." The choir sang "Nearer my God to Thee," "Rock of Ages," "Asleep in Jesus," and "Jesus, Lover of my Soul." Mr. Andrews' favorite songs.
A large concourse of relatives and friends were in attendance at the funeral, the church being crowded to its utmost capacity. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Interment was at Union cemetery.
The departure of Mr. Andrews has caused a vacancy that can never be filled but we feel constrained to believe that our loss is his eternal gain and we believe if he could have spoken that he would have told those around him to meet him in heaven. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."
The pall bearers were, John Crawford, Henry and Jacob Orr, Geo. Hudson, A. R. Frantz and James McDonald.
The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
John Andrews (1804 - 1881)
Margret Andrews (1811 - 1896)
Martha Kile Farrier Andrews (1851 - 1932)
Joseph Andrews (1840 - 1909)
Margaret Andrews Prather (1842 - 1909)*
Created by: Rich Schommer
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
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