Obit: Andrews, G.B. (1866-1917)



----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 4/19/1917

Andrews, G. B. (1866-1917)

The many Greenwood and Longwood friends of G. B. Andrews were shocked and saddened to learn of his death on Sunday the 8th of April, 1917 at Knoxville, Iowa. Mr. Andrews had been suffering for some time with Anemia, but his condition had steadily improved until it received a set back by an attack of pneumonia and jaundice.

Ben, as he was known everywhere, was born near Sterling, Ontario, Aug. 9, 1866. He was the son of G. C. and Lorinda Andrews. He came to Greenwood, Clark County at the age of five years and had resided here and at Longwood until the spring of 1912. For twenty five years he was proprietor of a general store at Longwood.

Here he entered into the life of the community and made many deep and lasting friendships, which he always looked upon as the best portion of his life. He was married in 1892 to Miss Lizzie Leonard of Knoxville, Iowa. They have one daughter, Clella, now a teacher in the High School at Storm Lake, Iowa. After the destruction of his Longwood store by fire, Mr. Andrews moved to Knoxville, Iowa. Here he purchased the Leonard farm, which he managed until the time of his death.

It is hard to speak of his worth, suffice it is to say that he was a true friend, a most loyal and devoted husband and father and a thorough Christian gentleman. His life bore constant witness to worth.

His life was gentle and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world, this was a man.

He leaves one brother, James Sheldon, who was with him at the time of his death and five sisters, Mrs. Erastus Bowen of Greenwood, Mrs. Effie B. Cadman of Fairchild, Mrs. H.J. Thomas, Mrs. Florence Hall and Miss Lilla Andrews, all of Chicago. He was laid to rest in the Cemetery at Knowville, Iowa, by a sad group of relatives and friends, all of whom mourn the great break in family and friendship.



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