Allen County Kansas

Obituaries and Death Notices


William H. ANDREWS -- Humboldt Union -- March 14, 1902 (condensed)

William H. ANDREWS died at his home in this city Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 1902, in the 73rd year of his age. Cause of death was hemorrhage.


He was born in Astoria, Long Island, NY, September 10, 1830. He served three years in the War of the Rebellion, being a member of the 19th Ohio Volunteers, and enlisted at Twinsburg, Ohio. He was with General Buell and later with General Rosecrans. He was in several severe engagements during the war and his record is one of honor and bravery. He was in the battles of Shiloh, Stone River, Chickamauga, and others. He was mustered out in 1865.


He was married in 1855 to Miss Adeline REDFIELD, at Twinsburg, Ohio. Was a carpenter by trade, and came to Humboldt in 1866. He was one of the fathers of capitular Masonry in southeast Kansas, and an honorary member of Pacific Lodge, No. 29. A.F.& A.M., and Valley Chapter No. 11., R.A.M., of this city. He was also a member of Vicksburg Post No. 72, G.A.R.


During his long residence in Humboldt he has served in various official capacities, having been Justice of the Peace, township trustee, and member of the school board.


He leaves a devoted wife, two sons, Henry and Orrin, and a host of friends to mourn his sudden departure. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church Friday at 2:30 p.m., the Masonic lodge being in charge, and following the body to Mt. Hope cemetery where it was buried with Masonic Honors.

Submitted by Ray Downing, 4571 McMillan Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89121 --

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