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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Blake Andrews (1863-1921)

Insurance agent.

Born at Morrisburg, Ontario on 2 February 1863, son of Reverend William and Armanella Andrews. Educated at Ottawa, Ontario. Came to Winnipeg 1880, and entered Hudson’s Bay Company, Calgary, Alberta, 1885. Returned to Winnipeg 1908. Won in 1909 and 1910 with prize essays two silver cups donated by H. C. Cox, Dominion Life Underwriters Association convention, Toronto. President, Manitoba Life Underwriters Association. Married Maggie G. Brawn, Collingwood, Ontario; has four sons. Societies: AF & AM, IOOF; Independent; Methodist. Address: 603 Broadway. Winnipeg.

In 1911, Andrews was the manager of the Imperial Life Assurance Company, located at 303 Union Bank Building, Winnipeg.

He died at Winnipeg on 25 June 1921.


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.

“President Kiwanis Club Passes Away” Newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Page revised: 10 February 2009

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