Esther Celesta Andrews

1923–2002 (Age 78)
Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Esther Celesta

When Esther Celesta Andrews was born on 2 December 1923, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Harry Orlin Andrews, was 36 and her mother, Leah Anna Osburg, was 18. She lived in Lee Township, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Washington Township, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 27 April 2002, in Truckee, Nevada, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Harry Orlin Andrews
Leah Anna Osburg
Esther Celesta Andrews
Bernadine Mary Andrews
Harry Olin Andrews

Parents & Siblings

  • Harry Orlin Andrews


  • Leah Anna Osburg




World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Esther Andrews in household of Harry O Andrews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther Andrews in household of Harry O Andrews, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Esther Andrews in household of Harry O Andrews, "United States Census, 1940"

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