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ANDREW, William

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ANDREW, William. (Scotland, Nov. 20, 1820--San Francisco, CA, Oct. 10, 1896). Andrew came to America in 1842 and to Dubuque in 1846. He left the city in 1849 for a three-year stay in California. (1)

In 1852 Andrew returned to Dubuque and constructed a building on Main Street and opened a hardware business. In 1853 he entered into partnership with Alfred TREDWAY in a firm known as ANDREW & TREDWAY at 484 and 488 Main Street. (2) This business, later known as A. TREDWAY AND SONS, was advertised as the first hardwood wholesaler west of the MISSISSIPPI RIVER. After twenty-five years, both partners retired from business and Andrew moved to California. He served as a stockholder and director of the COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK. (3)

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Source:

1. "William Andrew Dead," Dubuque Daily Herald, October 11, 1896, p. 8

2. Ibid.

3 Oldt, Franklin T. History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 762