Charles Frederick Andrus

Charles Frederick Andrus

Birth
Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Jul 2007 (aged 101)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Four Apostles Garden, Row 7
Memorial ID 38747558 · View Source
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Charles Frederick Andrus was born 1/21/1906 in Mt Carmel Illinois and died on 7/14/2007 at age 101 in Charleston SC at a local hospital. He was a Research Horticulturist and retired director of the US Dept of Agriculture Experimental Station on Savannah Hwy. Graveside rites were conducted at Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

He was the son of Clara Seiler and Charles Samuel Andrus. He wrote many scientific publications which are still being sited in current works. Dr. Andrus received the U.S. Department of Agriculture Superior Service Award in 1955; the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association's Annual Research Award in 1956, and he was elected to membership in the Clemson University Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta in recognition of his scholarship and services to agricultural science in 1960. He was a Fellow in the American Society of Horticultural Science. In 2002 he was elected into the American Society of Horticultural Sciences Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Toronto, Canada. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Agricultural Society of South Carolina, and Bethel United Methodist Church. He was married to Margaret Grow of Virginia who predeceased him in 1977. Surviving are two sons: Jan Frederick Andrus, PhD. and his wife Nancy of Summerville, SC and Charles Andrew Andrus, M.D. and his wife Ann of Summerville, SC. Four grandchildren: Margaret Lynn Andrus Jenkinson of Dallas, Texas, Leslie Louise Andrus of Batesville, Virginia, Katherine Andrus Pace of Orlando, Florida, and Charles Frederick Taylor Andrus, PhD. of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Three great-grandsons: Carson Andrus Pace and Gordon Taylor Pace of Orlando, Florida, and Benjamin Keene Taylor Andrus of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. One sister, Mary Andrus Swindells of Indianapolis, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

Information obtained from obituary in Charleston Post and Courier on 7/16/2007.


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  • Created by: JEANealogy
  • Added: 25 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38747558
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Frederick Andrus (21 Jan 1906–14 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38747558, citing Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by JEANealogy (contributor 46955279) .