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Walter Arthur "W.A." Andrews
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1855
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1941
Graham
Young County
Texas, USA

son of Walter Andrews - Jane Arthur

Walter A. Andrews, 85, pioneer miller of Young and Stephens Counties.

He was a native of Michigan and came to Texas in 1881 from Eufaula, Alabama, where he operated a mill. He settled at Dallas, where he was a miller for six years. During the drouth of 1887, he was sent to the Farmer Community in Young County to grind corn for the Government.

During successive periods, he was the miller at Graham, Crystal Falls and Breckenridge. In 1899, he took over the gin and mill at Necessity in Stephens County. In 1915, Andrews became the operator / owner of the historic water-powered Donnell Mill in Eliasville which had been established by T.F. and W.L. Donnell in 1878.

Walter Andrews was a miller by trade and bought the Donnell Grist mill in 1915. He operated the mill until his death in 1941. He was the last owner of grist mill while it operated. One of his sons helped him after he became too old to give full-time to the mill.

Zohn Milam told many stories about the mill on the Clear Fork and his memories of W.A. Andrews.

He was a faithful Methodist for 55 years. He served as Steward, Trustee, and Sunday School Superintendent.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Andrews (1829 - 1875)
  Jean Arthur Andrews (1828 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Emma Roberts Andrews (1851 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Jesse John Andrews (1882 - 1953)*
  Ara Elizabeth Andrews (1884 - 1956)*
  Hattie H Andrews Crowley (1885 - 1972)*
  Walter Robert Andrews (1888 - 1967)*
 
 Sibling:
  Walter Arthur Andrews (1855 - 1941)
  Agnes L Abbott (1864 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eliasville Cemetery
Eliasville
Young County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jan 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46935663
Walter Arthur W.A. Andrews
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Walter Arthur W.A. Andrews
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Walter Arthur W.A. Andrews
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