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Charles William "Will" Andrist
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Birth: May 27, 1874
Steuben County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 20, 1949
Spokane County
Washington, USA


CHARLES W. ANDRIST, initiated by Division 498 at Hillyard, Washinton on July 19, 1920 died May 20, 1949. Brother Andrist began railroading with the Great Northern at Crookston, Minnesota in 1895 and remained there until 1916. he then worked in yard service at Great Falls, Montana until he went to Spokane to spend the next 22 years until his retirement as a conductor.

C. W. "Will" Andrist was born May 27, 1874 in Angola, Indiana to Jacob Andrist and Barbara Anna Buser-Andrist. His father was born in Bern, Switzerland and immigrated to Ohio in 1858. His mother was born in Basil, Switzerland. Jacob served in the Civil War from Ohio and after the war moved to Angola, Indiana. Charles was the 2nd born of 7 children. The family moved to Minnesota and were raised in Crookston, Minnesota.

Charles married Mary Alice Jepson on November 26, 1898 in Crookston, Minnesota. The couple had four sons and one daughter, Kathrine Lillian who died young. Besides his widow, three sons survive him, Grey of Caldwell, ID, John Maurice of Cashmere, WA and Dr. Charles of Chewelah, WA. Their son, Clarence died in 1936 in Canada. Also surviving are two sisters and three brothers.

Obituary published in the Crookston Newspaper, copied from the files at the Crookston Library, Minnesota. Career data provided by J.E. Tyler, secretary, of Division 498. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Andrist (1849 - 1922)
  Barbara Anna Buser Andrist (1854 - 1916)
  Mary Alice Johnston Andrist (1877 - 1971)*
  Grey W Andrist (1899 - 1978)*
  William Clarence Andrist (1901 - 1936)*
  John Maurice Andrist (1904 - 1985)*
  Katherine Lillian Andrist (1910 - 1913)*
  Charles George Andrist (1914 - 1986)*
  Rosa Amelia Andrist (1872 - 1879)*
  Charles William Andrist (1874 - 1949)
  Frank Edward Andrist (1875 - 1953)*
  John Jacob Andrist (1877 - 1957)*
  Amelia Gertrude Andrist Spencer (1879 - 1953)*
  Elizabeth Andrist Sundet (1882 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Memorial Park
Spokane County
Washington, USA
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Record added: Dec 20, 2011
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Charles William Will Andrist
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Charles William Will Andrist
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