Biography of Keith S. Andrews
North Central Ohio Biographies

Keith S. Andrews. Outstanding among the representative young men of Lorain County is Keith S. Andrews, who is identified with the Andrews Funeral Home of Wellington. He was born at Penfield, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1899, the son of Fred E. and Alena (Starr) Andrews.

Fred E. Andrews, retired, is a prominent citizen of Wellington, where he has spent many years. He was born at Meriden, Conn., and his wife was a native of Penfield, Ohio. Early in life he came to Ohio where he spent some time as a farmer. He later conducted a retail meat business at LaGrange, Ohio, and in 1900 removed to Wellington, where he was employed for a short time in a flour mill. He then became interested in the furniture business as a member of the firm of Damon & Andrews, and subsequently was associated with Mr. Estey, under the firm name of Andrews & Estey. Later Mr. Andrews purchased the latter's interest and conducted the business alone. At the time of his retirement in 1925 he was devoting his entire time to the interests of his funeral home, which is now conducted by his son. Mr. Andrews has been a director of the First National Bank for a number of years and served as its president for five years. To Mr. and Mrs. Andrews were born four children: 1. Georgia, who is secretary to the editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 2. Mayme, deceased. 3. Keith S., the subject of this sketch. 4. Robert E., who is cashier of the First National Bank of Wellington. Mr. Andrews is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to Wellington Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 127.

After his graduation from Wellington High School in 1915, Keith S. Andrews attended Western Reserve University for one year. Upon his return to Wellington he became associated in business with his father and became a partner in the business in 1923. It was conducted as F. E. Andrews & Son until the retirement of Mr. Andrews' father in 1925, the business since being known as The Andrews Funeral Home. It is located at 111 Cortland Street.

Mr. Andrews was married in 1925 to Miss Dorothy Foote, of Wellington, who is a graduate of Oberlin College, class of 1921. She is the daughter of Rollin D. and Elizabeth (Carter) Foote. The former was born at Huntington and the latter at Norwalk. They are residents of Wellington. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have a son, David F., born Feb. 9, 1930.

Mr. Andrews is affiliated with Wellington Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 127, Past Master; Wellington Chapter, R. A. M., High Priest; Order Eastern Star; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Fraternal Order of Eagles; and Kiwanis Club. He holds membership in the Methodist Church and his wife belongs to the Congregational Church.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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