The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, October 10, 1998
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Donald Wayne Andrews, 45, Shelbyville, died Thursday.
Born on Oct. 14, 1952, in Shelbyville, s/o  William F. Andrews and  Mary Alice (Cord) Andrews.
March 14, 1982, he married  Sally (Siead) Andrews, who survives.
Construction contractor, worked for Cord Brothers Inc. for 30 years.
Survivors:  wife; mother, Mary Andrews, Shelbyville; two sons, Eric Allen Andrews and  Alex William Andrews, both of Shelbyville; a daughter, Haley Andrews, Shelbyville; three brothers, William Andrews, Plainfield, Dan Andrews, Cincinnati, and Scott Andrews, Shelbyville; and two sisters, Mrs. David (Jan) Martin, Shelbyville, and Mrs. Michael (Joy) Collins, Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by his father.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service with the Rev. Paul Landwerlen officiating.
Burial:  St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions:  American Diabetes Association.
Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, December 21, 1953
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. ANDREWS
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Heart  Ailment  Fatal  To  Former  City  Woman
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          Mrs. Lucile Andrews, widow of Bert Andrews, operator of the old Progress Laundry in this city for many years, died this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sanders, 1543 E. 53rd St., Indianapolis.  She had been in ill health for two years and death was attributed to congestive heart failure.
           Mrs. Andrews, who had resided in Indianapolis since 1939, was born in this city, the daughter of  Robert  and  Frankie (Wallar) Harrison.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1947.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sanders, and Mrs. Jane Alexander of Addison township.  A daughter, Beulah, preceded her in death.  There are five grandchildren.
          Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, in Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Mrs. J. G. Danforth serving as reader. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, November 8, 1949
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W. J.  ANDREWS  DIES  OF  ATTACK
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          Word has been received here of the death Sunday of William J. Andrews, a former resident of this city.  Mr. Andrews, who was 64 years of age died at his home at 1609 Spruce St., Indianapolis , of a heart attack.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Wilson Chapel of the Chimes in Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Ogden cemetery.  Mr. Andrews is survived by the widow, Olive Andrews, nine grandchildren and eight children.  The eight children are Harold Andrews of this city; Leon of Muncie; Robert of Danville, Mrs. Vernon Rickard of Mississippi, and Kenneth, Glenn,  Mrs. Robert Faris and Mrs. Harold Bales of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, January 8, 1947
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FORMER  LOCAL  MAN  SUCCUMBS
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Bert Andrews, Ex-Laundry Owner Here, Dies At Home
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          Bert Andrews, age sixty-three, former local business man, died at his home at 27 W. 27th St., Indianapolis Tuesday night at 10:30 O'clock. He had been ill for the past several months and death was due to a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Andrews owned and operated the Progress Laundry in this city for 30 years, but had resided in Indianapolis for the last several years.
          He was born in Fairland on June 17, 1883 the son of  James Monroe and  Melissa Andrews.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in this city.  In 1907 he married Lucille Harrison, of this city, and she survives with two daughters,  Mrs. Jane Alexander, of Shelby county, and  Mrs. Mary Sanders, of Indianapolis.  Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lottie Stamer, of Elsimore, California. 
          Graveside funeral rites in charge of Loren H. Murphy will be held at Forest Hill cemetery Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. E. L. Ford officiating.  Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the last rites.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, March 20, 1946
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DEATH  CLAIMS  AGED  WOMAN
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Funeral Rites for Mrs. Sarah Andrews to Be Friday
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          Mrs. Sarah Andrews, age 93, died at 6:00 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Duncan, in Greenfield.  She had been ill for one week.
          The daughter of Charlie and Margaret Webb Bradburn, she was born in Tipton county on February 20, 1853.  She was married to  William E. Andrews on July 12, 1876, and he died August 11, 1941.  Four children preceded her in death.
          Survivors are four sons, Henry, of Colorado;  Charlie and Frank, of Greenfield, and William, of Milroy; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Morton, of Rushville, and Mrs. Duncan, at whose home she died; four brothers, Clell L. Bradburn, of Rays Crossing; Willie Bradburn, of Tipton county, and Ike Bradburn, of near Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Josie Gibbons and Mrs. Mary Shoemaker, of Tipton county; 31 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.
          Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Methodist Church at Arlington, and funeral services will be held there at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Fern N. Royster, officiating.  Burial will be in the Arlington cemetery in charge of D.E. Carmony, funeral director.  Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Morton, the daughter in Rushville, after noon Thursday.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, February 26, 1946
Page 1 and 8
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PNEUMONIA  IS  FATAL  TO  MAN
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James  H. Andrews,
Civil  War  Veteran,  Dies
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          James Henry Andrews,  Shelby county's only remaining Civil War veteran, died at his home in Gwynneville at 6:50 o'clock Friday morning of pneumonia.  He was ninety-six years of age although his army record listed him as 98.  He joined the ranks of the Union army when he was 16 but gave his age as 18 years.  He was honorably discharged after two years' service.
          Mr. Andrews was born in Delaware, on July 13, 1847, the son of  William and  Sarah Andrews.  He came to Shelby county with his parents when a small boy.  The remainder of his life following his army service, until his retirement many years ago, was spent in farming in Shelby and Rush counties.
          In 1888 he was married to  Calvra Bundy,  who survives with one son,  Alva Andrews, of Gwynneville; one step-son,  Clifford Andrews, of Wabash; a foster daughter,  Mrs. Herschel Thurston, of Gwynneville; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two foster grandchildren.  Also surviving is one brother,  Dora Andrews, of Greenfield.
          The aged man was a member of the Gwynneville Christian Church and an honorary member of Willard Hensley Post, American Legion, of Morristown.
          Funeral services will be held at the Gwynneville Christian Church Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lowell Haggard officiating.  Burial will be made in Asbury cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk.  Members of the Morristown Legion post will serve as pallbearers.
          Friends may call at the late home at any time.
 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Kokomo  Tribune
May 26, 1930
Page 16
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Identify Body
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Indianapolis, May 26---
          Identification of the body of a man found in the canal here last Friday as that of  tis [Otis?] Andrews, 60, of Shelbyville, was announced by  Coroner C. H. Keever Sunday.  Identification was made by relative.  The body was taken to Evansville for burial.  Acute alcoholism was given as cause of death, and the theory was advanced that the man toppled into the canal after dying.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 24, 1916
Page 5 column 2
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VETERAN  OF  CIVIL  WAR
VICTIM  OF  PARALYSIS
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Hamilton  Andrews  Died
at Son’s  Home  Yesterday
-- Funeral  Tomorrow
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(From Tuesday’s Daily)
          Hamilton Andrews, age 78 years a veteran of the civil war, and one of the widely known farmers of Moral township died yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the home of his son, Edward Andrews, north of London.  Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which Mr. Andrews suffered a few days ago.
          The funeral services will e held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock in the Methodist church at London.  Burial will be made in the London cemetery.
          Hamilton Andrews was born on a farm in Dearborn County, Indiana April 9, 1838, and was the son of  Jonathan Andrews.  He was married to  Miss Henrietta Hennis  and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive.  They are  Henry, of Indianapolis,  Volney,  Frank,  Charles, and  Ed at whose home he died of Moral township, and  Mrs. George Breedlove, of Indianapolis.
          When the rebellion broke out in 1861 Mr. Andrews was one of the first to answer the call to the colors, enlisting in the 26th Indiana infantry.  He served his country faithfully during the entire strife, taking active part in many of the hard fought battles of the war and at last received an honorable discharge.
          Following the war he returned to this county and began farming, an occupation which he followed until his health failed and he was compelled to retire.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday March 2, 1916
Page 2 column 2
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OBITUARY
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          Hamilton Andrews, son of  Jonathan and Margaret Andrews, was born in Dearborn county, Indiana, April 9, 1838. He was the eldest son of a family of seven children, six boys and one girl. Of this family of brothers and sister, one brother, Wickliff, and his only sister, Rachel, have gone on to that spirit land, while there yet remain four brothers, namely,  Frank,  George,  Fleming  and  Henry.
          In early manhood he came from the place of his birth, Dearborn county, Indiana to Shelby county, where he has since lived continuously up to the time if his death.
          Here on October 2, 1861, he was married to Harriett Hennis.  To this union were born ten children, three of whom,  William Harvey,  Mary Elizabeth  and  Anna Belle, died in infancy, while another daughter, Cinderella, died at the age of nine years.  The remaining children, five sons and one daughter, all of whom have reached mature manhood and womanhood, are as follows;  Benjamin Henry Andrews,  Mrs. Margaret Breedlove,  Edward Andrews,  Vollie Albert Andrews,  Charles Andrews  and  Frank Andrews.
         
In addition to brothers, sons and daughters, who will miss him, fourteen grandchildren mourn the loss of Grandpa Andrews.
          Within a year or two after his marriage he left wife and babe and home and took his place in the ranks of his regiment, in the defense of his country in that great struggle, the Civil War.  With his honorable discharge from the army he returned home, shouldered the responsibilities of life and was granted over forty years with his wife and children, until her death on May 24, 1905, she having preceded him by almost eleven years, his death occurring on February 21, 1916, aged 77 years, 10 months and 12 days.
          Within the immediate family of brothers, children and grandchildren will feel the loss of his present most keenly, there are scores of friends and acquaintances who will miss Hamilton Andrews.  Always interested in the welfare of those about him, always in favor of anything that was for the betterment of the community-his acquaintances were his friends.
          Altho he never identified himself with any church he was opposed to immorality or dishonesty in either public or private life.  While in his home life, home ties were sacred to him.  A kind husband, a loving father, interested in the welfare of each child.
          Of late years this affection included his grandchildren as well.  We may truly say that their joys were his joys and their sorrows were his sorrows.
          Even in his last sickness he remembered them, and with halting, painful speech told those about his bedside that his heart was always warm for little children.  This love for children is no small thing. Christ the Savior of mankind, has said that  "Even as ye did unto one of these, ye did it unto me."
          God the Almighty Father who notes even the sparrow’s fall knows of this love and will reward.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, May 10, 1906
Page 8
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          Mrs. M. J. Andrews  died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Purvis, in Maplewood, on Sunday, May 6, at 4:30 o'clock p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  Interment in the Brandywine cemetery.  Edwards & Hageman have charge of the services.  She leaves three children:  J. W. Andrews of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Harry Purvis  and  Bert Andrews of this city.   Also two sisters,  Mrs. Henry Farley  and  Mrs. Alfred Sleeth.



The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 25, 1905
Page 1 column 2
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HARRIETT  ANDREWS  DEAD
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          Harriett Andrews, the beloved wife of Hamilton Andrews, died at their home in Moral township, at one o’clock, Wednesday morning, May 24, 1905, aged 63 years, 2 months and 14 days.
          Mrs. Andrews was a Christian woman, a faithful wife and a good mother.  Many have been the deeds of kindness that Mrs. Andrews has rendered those in affliction.
          Besides the husband, there remains six children, one daughter and five sons to mourn her loss.
          The funeral services will be held at the East Union Baptist church, on Thursday afternoon, at two thirty o’clock. Rev. Buchanan officiating.  Interment in the London cemetery, in charge of Oscar Hand & Son.
          Mrs. Andrews’ death come as a shock to her may friends.  She was ill only a half an hour.  The demise was occasioned by heart trouble.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday March 3, 1887
Page 2 column 6
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OBITUARY
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          Henry Davis Andrews, was born in Stokes county, North Carolina, October 31, 1807, and died February 18, 1887, age 79 years, 3 months and 18 days.  He came to Shelby county at the age of 13, where he has ever since resided.  He was married to  Anna Price  in 1842, who only lived 22 days after their marriage.  His second wife was  Julia Ann Campbell, who died April 17, 1861.  Five children survive her, Mrs. John Parrish,  Mrs. Belle Hoop,  Mr. Henry Douglas Andrews,  Mrs. Emma Walker,  Miss Rosalie Andrews, all residing in Shelby county except Mrs. Emma Walker, who lives in Ohio.  By his third wife, Nancy Odell, who survives him, he had one daughter, Miss Anna Andrews.  He united with the Fairland Baptist church in 1880, under Rev. McDowell, and was a faithful member of that church up to the time of his death.  He left a living testimony of his faith in Christ and often expressed a willingness and readiness to meet his God.  The funeral services were conducted at his late residence in Moral township, amid a very large concourse of sorrowing relatives, friends and neighbors.
          While the friends and relatives were taking a final view of the remains, “Sweet By and By” was sung by the choir, with  Mr. John Tomlinson  as leader, followed by “Garfield's Funeral March” with  Miss Stella Robertson  at the organ.  After the usual exercises, funeral director  Joseph Cummins, of Shelbyville, took charge of the remains and interred them in the Fairland cemetery.
          Deceased was a patient sufferer for three years and was never heard to complain or murmur.  The county had lost one of its best citizens, the neighborhood a genial neighbor and the family a devoted husband and loving father.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  National  Volunteer
January 30,1879
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DAVID ANDREWS
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          ANDREWS:  David A. Andrews of the Slough died at his residence Tuesday morning.  The funeral took place Wednesday at the graveyard on James F. Parrish's farm.
Submitted by David Craig


The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday October 15, 1874
Page 3 column 2
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          We learn that a young man by the name of  Wick Andrews, residing at London in this county, was found dead on the I.C. & L. R.R., about ¼ mile northwest of Fairland, on Thursday morning.  His remains were completely mutilated by the cars which had passed over him in such a way as to destroy every means of recognition save his face, which was badly bruised.  Various are the rumors about as to the probable cause of his death.  Some think he started to walk home from Fairland on Monday night, but was to drunk to travel, and laid down on the railroad and was run over and killed by the cars.  While others think he was killed and afterwards placed on the track so the cars would mangle his remains in such a manner as to banish any suspicion of foul.  However, we are not able to throw any light on the subject.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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