April 17, 1948; Eugene Register Guard
"Oregon Pioneer Dies in Eugene"
Clarence L. Andrews, 85, former resident of Linn county, died April 17 in Eugene at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. T. Wiles.
He was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1852, and journeyed with his family two years later to Oregon by way of the isthmus of Panama. His father died on the way and was buried at sea.
The family settled in Linn county, and Mr. Andrews was educated at Philomath. He married Annie Anderson, daughter of a pioneer family in 1883, and she died the following year.
Mr. Andrews was elected first county clerk of Morrow County at the age of 22, and three years later married Miss Ida Swaggert of Heppner, Ore. She and their three children were drowned in the Heppner flood of 1903.
Mr. Andrews spent most of his life working in Alaska, first for seven years with the U.S. custom service, then in educational work and auditing accounts of the Eskimo stores and reindeer services. He wrote on Alaska for many well-known magazines, and wrote several books.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Wiles, Eugene; Mrs. B. Whealdon, Payette, Idaho; Mrs. Guy Blancher, Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. Elsa Morgan, Shedd.
Services will be April 20 at 2 p.m. at Fischer Mortuary in Albany, with interment in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Veatch Hollingworth England Mortuary will have charge of local arrangements.
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