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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Augustus Andrews (1865-1912)

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Alfred Augustus Andrews
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Born at Augusta, Ontario on 14 February 1865, son of the Reverend William and Armanella Andrews, he was educated at Ottawa, Ontario. He commenced business career as a bookkeeper at Port Hope, Ontario in 1880. He came to Winnipeg in 1881 and became Vice-President and General Manager of the Winnipeg Rubber Company, a subsidiary of Gutta Percha Rubber Company of Toronto.

He was active in community affairs, serving as President of the Winnipeg Industrial Bureau, Secretary and Vice-President of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, Director of the Industrial and Development Bureau, President of the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition Association, Chairman of the Entertainment Commercial Industrial Bureau, Director of Brydges & Waugh Limited, Secretary-Treasurer of the Winnipeg Rubber and Apparatus Company, President of the Manitoba Cold Storage Company, and Secretary and Vice-President of the Winnipeg Rowing Club since 1905.

In 1895, he married Francis Louise Murray of Montreal. They had a daughter, Dorothy Andrews. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, Adanac Club, St. Charles Country Club, Stonewall Country Club, and Stonewall Auto Club.

He died at Chicago, Illinois on 2 August 1912.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“A. A. Andrews died in Chicago this morning,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 August 1912, page 1.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2015

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