When George Richard Andrews was born on 22 August 1867, in Blue Rapids Township, Marshall, Kansas, United States, his father, Samuel John Mills Andrews, was 31 and his mother, Louisa Maria Reynolds, was 21. He married Bessie Leora Maud Matthews on 13 December 1893, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Election Precinct 34, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1900 and McHenry, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 22 October 1943, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mobile, Alabama, United States.
English: variant of Andrew , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Polish Andrzejewski , Slovenian Andrejčič, Serbian and Croatian Andrić (see Andric ), and Czech Ondráček (see Ondracek ).
Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Aindreis or Irish Mac Aindriú, see McAndrew .
History: This was a common name among the early settlers in New England. Robert Andrews emigrated in 1635 from Norwich, England, to Ipswich, MA. Even before 1635, one Thomas Andrews is recorded as being established in Hingham. A certain William Andrews was a member of John Davenport's company, which sailed from Boston in 1638 to found the New Haven colony.