Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Augustus Andrews (1865-1912)
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.
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.
Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 October 2015