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Richard D. Andrews
Co. F, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry

Bloomfield Democrat, Bloomfield, Iowa

Former Mark Postmaster Passes Away at Monterey, Feb. 24

R. D. Andrews, one of Davis county's oldest and best known pioneers, expired at his home at Monterey, February 24, 1910, at 3:30 p.m.  The funeral was held Friday at the Monterey Christian church, the service being conducted by Rev. Swan.  A large concourse of neighbors and friends followed the remains to the Hopkins cemetery, where interment occurred.

Mr. Andrews leaves a wife, six children, numerous other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss.  He was well known in this county, having lived here for many years.  He was for a long time a postmaster at Mark, and resided there until a couple of years ago, when he moved to Monterey.

Obituary was kindly donated to the website by Richard Newton .

ANDREWS, R. D., one of the earliest settlers in Wyacondah township, was born in Franklin county, Indiana, September 1, 1836.  When about a year old, his parents moved to Bartholomew county, Indiana, where he lived until he was fourteen years old, when he came to Iowa, settling in this township.  He was brought up a farmer, and acquired a common school education.  He enlisted, November 15, 1861, in the Twenty-First Missouri Volunteers, was in the battles of Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Fort Blakely and Nashville; was discharged at Mobile, Ala., April 15, 1865, and returned home.  While in the army he became first lieutenant.  He was married, March 9, 1856, to Miss Julia Ann Spurgeon, formerly of Washington county.  They have had twelve children, ten living:  Mary A, Elizabeth A., Calvin N., Samantha J., Maria A., Isaac M., Charles E., Leonard W., Cindella Belle and Mauda A., and two deceased, Elsie, and an infant.  Mr. A. is located on a good farm of 180 acres, with brick residence, good barn and orchard, and plenty of ornamental trees.  He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and in politics he is a republican.  His post office is Bloomfield.

Biography was extracted from the 1882 History of Davis County, Iowa
and was donated to the website by Richard Newton .

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