Edna Gertrude Andrews

1870–1952 (Age 81)
Hazel Green Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edna Gertrude

When Edna Gertrude Andrews was born on 18 September 1870, in Hazel Green Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States, her father, Alonzo Andrews, was 35 and her mother, Elvira D. Barnes, was 26. She married Edward Grassfield on 22 July 1896, in Hazel Green Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Linn, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Delaware Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 3 February 1952, in Waverly, Bremer, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Coggon Cemetery, Coggon, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Edna Gertrude Andrews
Edward Grassfield
Marriage: 22 July 1896
Helen Jennie Grassfield
Norman A Grassfield
Paul E. Grassfield

Spouse & Children

22 July 1896
Hazel Green Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States


  • Helen Jennie Grassfield


  • Norman A Grassfield


  • Male1902–1949Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Alonzo Andrews


  • Elvira D. Barnes




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 14

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • E T Grassfield, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Edna G Andrews in household of John R Campbell, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Gertrude Andrews in household of Alonzo Andrews, "United States Census, 1880"

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