ANDREWS, Charles, who is successfully engaged in farming in Industry Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in this township September 21, 1865, and here received his early education in the public schools. He is a son of Thomas and Sarah (Garland) Andrews, whose biographical record appears on another page of this volume. The subject of this sketch was the seventh of ten children born to his parents of whom three girls and five boys are living. He remained at home until he was twenty-eight years old, when he rented a farm in Chalmers Township for two years. At the end of that period he purchased a farm of 120 acres in Industry Township, and to this has added from time to time until he is now the owner of 210 acres of excellent farming land in Section 5. His main crops consist of corn, wheat and oats, and he also raises horses, cattle and hogs.
Mr. Andrews was united in marriage February 28, 1894, to Jennie Curran, a daughter of Nicholas and Maria (Teal) Curran, natives of Ireland and Illinois. They resided in McDonough County near Industry until their death and Mrs. Andrews herself was born and schooled in Industry Township. Five children have bern born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrews, namely: Lena Ruth, Ethel May, Charles William, Beulah Viola and Earl Deloss. Mr. Andrews is a supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and fraternally is identified with the I. O. O. F. He an his family are members of the Presbyterian Church. He holds a high place in the esteem of his neighbors and is considered one of the substantial members of the community.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907. Submitted by Joanne Scobee Morgan [email protected]