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ANDREWS, Lewis Hanson


Posted By: Tony Mercer (email)
Date: 11/18/2021 at 21:59:19

Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, September 22, 1949


L. H. Andrews, 82, retired former publisher of the Clearfield Enterprise, died at his home in Clearfield at 12:30 a. m. Saturday. He had suffered a stroke in 1948, the complications of which caused his death.

Funeral services for Mr. Andrews were held at the Methodist church at Clearfield at 2:30 p. m. Monday. Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery.

Mr. Andrews had the Clearfield weekly newspaper for 41 years before his retirement in 1948. He had previously published a newspaper in Sioux Center for three years and had spent nearly 50 years in the newspaper business.

Lewis Hanson Andrews was born in Marshall county, Indiana, in a log house on his grandfather's farm, July 29, 1867. He was the third of five children and the oldest son of Henry Hanson .and Hannah Landis Andrews. He moved with his parents and brothers and sisters to Anamosa, Iowa, in the fall of 1868, and they moved to Cedar county, near Mechanicsville in the spring of 1869. In March, 1870, they moved to a farm three miles south of Tipton.

Mr. Andrews attended the Rock Creek and Rochester rural schools and spent one year in the Tipton high school. He later taught three years in Cedar and Madison counties and then attended the Iowa State Normal school, now Iowa State Teachers College, from 1890 to 1893. He returned to teaching and took up newspaper work in Sioux Center, Lester, Polk City and Quasqueton, Iowa, until 1907. He spent nine years in grad work and 14 years in teaching. He spent one semester at the State University of Iowa in 1899. Mr. Andrews held a five year state teaching certificates in Iowa for 20 years.

He was married in Polk City, July 17 1907, to Ella Anna Gall, who survives him. They became the parents of twin daughters, Marjorie and Margaret, born May 23, 1909.

Mr. Andrews served his community as a school director and as mayor of Clearfield from 1936 to 1940 and from 1944 to 1948. He joined the Methodist church at South Bethel in Cedar county, in 1886. He transferred to the Tipton church in 1887, to Cedar Falls m 1890 to Sioux Center Presbyterian church in 1894 and was a ruling elder there. He Joined the American Reformed church in 1900 when the Sioux Center church joined it. He was an elder of that church known as the Central Reformed church of Sioux Center, Iowa. He transferred his membership to the Polk City Methodist church in 1904 and to the Clearfield Methodist church in 1907. He has been Stewart, trustee and recording Stewart for 25 years. He was teacher of a Bible class from 1918 to 1944 and was a delegate to seven annual conferences.

Mr. Andrews was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge from May 1895, and an Odd Fellow from May, 1895. In the later lodge he was a past noble grand, a delegate and a district deputy grand master.

Surviving in addition to his widow are his two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Schoenhair and Mrs. Margaret Hurley; two grandchildren, Marcella and Karl Schoenhair, and two sisters, Ida May Andrews and Maggie A. Andrews. A sister, Effie Harriett Andrews Davis and a brother, Arthur Jacob Andrews preceded him in death


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