He was was born 4 July, 1884, in Jersyville, Ill. the 5th child of Hiram Theadore Andrews and Rosetta Clifton. He married 28 Aug. 1904 in Wolfe City, Texas to Zemuly Elizabeth Guyton known as Betty. Betty and Fred met at a musical party, at a neighbor's house, where one of Betty's brothers introduced them to one another. He was 20 and she was 16. At this time, Fred worked at the Post Office in Wolfe City, Texas, where his father was postmaster for 16 years.
For their wedding, Betty's mother, Lucinda, made her a white organdy voile dress with ruffles on the neck, sleeves and the bottom of the dress. Fred wore a blue suit on their wedding day and they were married by a Justice of the Peace, they both knew and liked. He lived about two miles from where she lived. His name was C.P. McCuiter. Their witnesses were Mrs. McCuiter, W.H. James, G.M. Rucker and Doc. Ellard, her brother a dentist. For their honeymoon, they went to his sisters (probably Belle Nelson) and had dinner, then went to his folks for the night and stayed with them until they found a place of their own. Fred rented a farm, and they did all of the regular farm work, cultivating and plowing behind teams, and picking cotton and hoeing." They had 7 children: Jewel, Norman, Faye, Gladys, Mildred, and twins, Fyrne & Fred T. When Fred and Betty retired in 1954 they bought a house in Carnegie and lived there several years. They had been married 69 years when Fred died 29 September 1973 and was buried at Carnegie. The memories of these two will live on in the hearts of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Zemuely Elizabeth Guyton Andrews
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