Benjamin Franklin Andrews, M.D.1864 - 1956
Name Benjamin Franklin Andrews, M.D. Suffix M.D. Born 26 Feb 1864 Pleasant Plain, Jefferson, Iowa, USA Gender Male Died 13 Jun 1956 Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States Buried Memorial Park, Skokie, Cook, Illinois Person ID I5992 My Genealogy Last Modified 26 Feb 2006
Father Benjamin Crew Andrews, b. 8 Feb 1822, Charles City, Charles City, Virginia, United States , d. 19 Nov 1907, Paonia, Delta, Colorado, United States Mother Mary Bruff, b. 3 May 1829, Damascus, Mahoning, Ohio, United States , d. 20 Jan 1883, Penn Jefferson, Iowa Married 27 Jul 1848 Upper Springfield MM, Damascus, Columbiana, Ohio Family ID F1752 Group Sheet
Family Bertha M. Hadley, b. 15 Aug 1871, Boone, Indiana, USA , d. 16 May 1945 Married 26 Nov 1896 Children 1. Sarah Mabel Andrews, b. 19 Aug 1897, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, USA , d. 12 Oct 1994, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USA 2. Edna Carol Andrews, b. 3 Apr 1901, Cedral, San Luis Potosi, Mexico , d. 19 Feb 1902, Cedral, San Luis Potosi, Mexico 3. Frances Esther Andrews, b. 18 Dec 1901, Cedral, San Luis Potosi, Mexico , d. 22 Jan 1973, Washington , D.C. 4. Mary Elizabeth Andrews, b. 18 May 1906, Matahuela, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. , d. 25 Apr 1907, Matahuela, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 5. Helen Lelah Andrews, b. 16 Oct 1908, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States , d. 5 Nov 1986, Clarksville, Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA 6. Milton Hadley Andrews, b. 2 Sep 1910, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States , d. 17 Dec 1989, Round Lake Beach, Lake, Illinois, United States Last Modified 26 Jan 2004 Family ID F3255 Group Sheet
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Benjamin Franklin Andrews
- President of Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa
- (Research):!V II, page 190, Obit:--Dr. B F Andrews died on June 13 at Evanston IL aged ninety-two. He had lived in Evanston for forty three years, practicing in the Chicago and Evanston communities from 1908 until his retirement.
He was born of staunch Quaker parents, Benjamin Crew and Mary Bruff Andrews, in Pleasant Plain IA. He did his undergraduate work at William Penn College at Oakaloosa and the University of Iowa and was awarded his medical degree in 1894 from the Illinois College of physicians and Surgeons.
Deeply concerned for the welfare of less privileged people, Dr. Andrews served as a medical missionary in Mexico from 1900 to 1907 and later participated in the reorganizing of Happy Grove School, a Friends secondary school at Hector's River, Jamaica. In these efforts particularly, he was ably assisted by his devoted wife, Bertha Hadley Andrews, who preceded him in death by eleven years.
During the years following his active medical practice, Dr. Andrews was concerned in the field of education. He served on the Board of Trustees of William Penn College for many years and for a period as its chairman. He faithfully followed the growth of Earlham College, contributing the first thousand collars to the proposed Meetinghouse of the campus in memory of his wife. He was a member and elder of Evanston Friends Meeting from its beginning.
Surviving are three daughters, Mabel Morgan, Evanston, Frances E Andrews, Washington D C, and Helen Comfort, Evanston; a son Milton H Andrews of Round Lake IL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.