Obit: Andrews, McKenzie (1866 - 1944)
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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/17/1944

Andrews, McKenzie (16 MAR 1866 - 8 FEB 1944)

McKenzie (Ken) Andrews, son of Steven and Harriet (Campbell) Andrews, was born on March 16, 1866 in Ontario, Canada and came to the United States with his parents when one year of age, and to Clark County when three years of age.

He attended school in Greenwood and later was a log driver and woodsman here. In 1898 he went to Medford where he was employed in the First National Bank, going to Colby in 1900. He was the first cashier of the Colby State Bank, taking that position when the bank was organized and held the position of president of the bank for the past 20 years.

On Aug. 27, 1903 he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Hoppe at Medford, and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. E.J. Ellingson of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Floyd Ouimette of Mobile, Ala.

Mr. Andrews was found dead in his bed Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, 1944 by his wife who had gone to call him. He had suffered a heart attack during the night. He had reached the age of 77 years, 10 months and 22 days.

He is survived by his wife of Colby, his two daughters, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. E.T. Burch (Belle) and Mrs. Albert Shanks (Hattie) and a brother William, all of Greenwood. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Frank and Dudley, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Robinson and Mrs. Anna Johnstone.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1:45 p.m. from the Lulloff Funeral Parlors and at 2:00 p.m. from the Methodist Church, Rev. Furgeson officiated. He was laid to rest in the Colby Cemetery.

Those from away who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Ellingson of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Floyd Ouimette of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. E.T. Burch of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shanks, Mrs. George Hoehne and C.C. Hoehne of Greenwood.

Mr. Andrews was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Colby and was prominent in civic affairs. He was just and upright in all his dealings, a kind husband and father, an honorable and useful citizen, a man who always endeavored to perform every duty to God, his country, his family, his neighbor and customers of the bank.



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