Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Andrew (1855-1932)
Born near Exeter, Ontario on 13 December 1855, son of Samuel Andrew, he quit school at the age of 15 to work on the family farm. He left at the age of 18 to learn the mason's trade, which he followed for eight years. In 1881 he came to Manitoba and took up a homestead which, for three years, he lived on during the winter while working as a mason during the summer. In 1884, he was appointed the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Hamiota and also of the Village of Hamiota.
On 7 October 1891, he married Estella Taylor (1869-1960) at Miniota and they had five children: Annie Eliza May Andrew (1894-?), Edith Gerenia Andrew (1896-?), Florence Estella Andrew (1902-?), William Titus Andrew (1905-?), and George W. Andrew (?-?). He was a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge.
He died at Hamiota on 15 May 1932 and was buried in the Hamiota Cemetery.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
Birth and death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 October 2020