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FRED G. ANDREWS, hotel proprietor, Meadville, was born in Ashland, Ohio, December 12, 1853, son of Austin Andrews, who was also a hotel keeper, and who raised a family of three children, of whom Fred G. is the youngest. He received his education in the graded schools of Buffalo, N.Y., and early commenced to learn printing, at which he continued seven years in Toledo, Ohio. Having obtained a position on a vessel bound for Buenos Ayres, South America, he was on the ocean one year, during which he visited many foreign ports. Soon after landing in America he accepted a position in the Wheeler Dramatic Company, with whom he remained three years, when he took a company himself on the road for a year, playing "Rip Van Winkle." He then went as clerk in Bonney’s Hotel, Buffalo, N.Y., for two years, and then acted for a third year as manager. In 1883 he came to Meadville, and, in company with his elder brother, took the Commercial Hotel and the depot dining hall and lunch rooms. Fred G. Andrews was married in Toledo, Ohio, in 1882, to Gertrude Nelson, and they have one child— Grace Marie. Mrs. Andrews is a member of the Presbyterian Church. In politics Mr. Andrews is a Republican.