Bio: Andrews, George C. (History - 1830)
Contact: Janet Schwarze
Surnames: ANDREWS HUTTON CHAMBERLIN THOMAS HALL BOWEN
----Source: Biographical History of Clark
and Jackson Counties(1891-Lewis Publishing Co.) pg. 213
GEORGE C. ANDREWS, a blacksmith of Greenwood, was born near Smith's Falls, Ontario, December 3, 1830, the son of Elkana (deceased) and Elizabeth (Hutton) Andrews, the father a native of New York, and of English ancestry, and the mother was of Scotch parentage. George C. was reared to farm life and educated in the common schools, and also learned the trade of blacksmith when a boy, which he followed twenty-four years in his native country. In 1871 he came to Wisconsin, settling in Greenwood, where he has since been engaged at his trade. Previous to this, however, he spent the winter of 1858-'59 in this State, just across the river from where Greenwood now stands, the present town site being then covered with a heavy growth of sugar trees. During the spring of 1859 he was engaged in making sugar near the main street, and also drove logs from Poplar River to LaCrosse after which he returned to Ontario. During the winter of 1871-'72 he worked many nights until after midnight, and has shod as high as fifty yoke of oxen in one year. He owns 160 acres of land, besides his large shop and residence in Greenwood.
Mr. Andrews was married about thirty-five years ago, to Lorinda Chamberlin, and they have had nine children, seven now living: Elizabeth, Gelia, Flora, J. Sheldson, George R, Effie R., and Lillie. Elizabeth married Erastus Bowen, of Columbus, Wisconsin, and has two children: Rose and Grace. Gelia married Dr. Thomas, of Greenwood Flora married Ralph Hall, the photographer and painter at Greenwood, and has one child, George. Mr. Andrews is a local minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church socially he is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and politically a Prohibitionist, but votes for principles and men.
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