Biography of Robert E. Andrews
North Central Ohio Biographies

Robert E. Andrews is numbered among the progressive and well known young business men of Wellington, where he is cashier of the First National Bank. He was born in Wellington, Feb. 6, 1903, the son of Fred E. and Alena (Starr) Andrews.

Fred E. Andrews, retired, was for many years a representative business man of Wellington, where he was identified with the firm of Andrews & Estey, furniture dealers and funeral directors. He was born at Meriden, Conn., and his wife is a native of Penfield, Ohio. Early in life he came to Ohio and 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 became interested in the furniture business as a member of the firm of Damon & Andrews, and subsequently was associated with Mr. Estey. Later Mr. Andrews purchased the latter's interests 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. Mr. Andrews is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to Wellington Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 127. He has been a director of the First National Bank for a number of years, and served as its president five years. To Mr. and Mrs. Andrews were born four children: 1. Georgia, who is secretary to the editor of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland. 2. Mayme, deceased. 3. Keith, funeral director, Wellington. 4. Robert E., the subject of this sketch.

Alena (Starr) Andrews is the daughter of O. K. Starr, deceased. He spent his entire life at Penfield, Ohio, and was widely known throughout North Central Ohio as a stock dealer.

Robert E. Andrews received his education in the public schools of Wellington, from which he was graduated in 1921. He spent one year at Oberlin College, and completed a course of study at the Oberlin School of Commerce in 1923. In that year he entered the First National Bank of Wellington as a bookkeeper, and in 1926 was elected cashier. He also was appointed a director of the bank in 1930.

In politics Mr. Andrews is independent. He is a member of the Methodist Church, Wellington Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 127, and Kiwanis Club.

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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