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George McDonald Andrews

1878 - 1917

Source:  Marble Falls Messenger, 15 Nov 1917
Researched and transcribed by JoAnn Myers, August 2009

George M. Andrews, only son of W. H. Andrews of this city, died yesterday morning at 3:30 o'clock.  His death was not unexpected, for he was a victim of that dread disease, tuberculosis, and had been confined to his bed seven months.

He bore his suffering with patience and never murmured.  His life ebbed out slowly as is the case with all afflicted with this disease, and his emaciated form bore the marks of the suffering through which he passed.  All that loving hands could do to alleviate the pain was done, and now he is at Home and at rest.  He loved his old home and friends and came back from California to spend his last days in the home of his youth.

George was a Spanish-American war veteran, he having been a member of Co. K., First Texas Volunteer Infantry, the company that went out from Marble Falls to fight for Cuba's liberty.  He was much loved by all in his company.

He was born, grew to manhood and was married in Marble Falls and numbered his friends by those who knew him.  He was a kind and dutiful son, a devoted husband and a true friend.

Some years ago he made a profession of religion and joined the Methodist church.  He expressed himself only a few days ago as "being all right" and had no fears.  He was also a member of the K. of P. Lodge.

Thirteen years ago he was married to Miss Julia Barry of this place, and they have made El Centro, California, their home for the past ten years.

For some years he was with a large department store, and later with Brooks & Stuart, grocers.  With both firms he made many friends and was loved and respected for his honesty and straight-forwardness and other noble traits of character.

Two or three years ago George's health began to fail, and he went up into the mountains of California, where he stayed several months in a Sanitarium.  He was much benefitted and there seemed to be a good chance for his recovery, but last March while in New Mexico he suffered an attack of pneumonia, since which time he was confined to his bed. An abscess formed on his lung, and about six weeks ago he underwent an operation for that. All was done that could possibly be done to restore him to health, but it was not God's will; his life's work was finished.

George McDonald Andrews was born June 28, 1878, and died November 14, 1917, being thirty-nine years, four months and seventeen days old. He is survived by his wife, his father and six sisters, Mrs. C. V. Percy of Burnet, Mrs. Ed Faubion of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Jack Condra of Mountain Air, New Mexico, Mrs. Joe Southerwood of Elgin, and Misses Isabel and Louise Andrews of this place.

The funeral services were conducted at the City Cemetery this morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. L. D. Hornburg, Missionary of the Burnet-Llano Baptist Association, in the presence of a great concourse of sorrowing friends and loved ones. The many bowed heads around the grave was a token of the high esteem in which George was held by people who had known him from childhood.

The Messenger extends condolence to the sorrowing relatives and friends.

Transcriber's note:
Buried in Marble Falls Cemetery.  Texas Death Certificate shows mother as Julia Barry.   US Census, 1880; Census Place: Precinct 4, Burnet, Texas; Roll  T9_1293, shows George M., age 1, son of William H. and Mary E. Andrews.

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