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Alexander Burto "Ab" Andrus was born 14 February 1875 in St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States to James Andrus (1835-1914) and Manomas Lovina Gibson (1842-1940) and died 2 April 1949 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Catherine Heyborn Macfarlane (1875-1904) 25 September 1902 in St. George, Washington County, Utah. He married Rosilla Brooks (1883-1967) 4 September 1906 in St. George, Washington County, Utah.

AB is one of the second generation pioneers of Dixie in the Saint George area of Southern Utah. He was a man who knew and loved good horses. He owned a ranch in Diamond Valley and ran stock for many years. He was a mercantile owner and businessman in Saint George and he was a contributor to the municipal community and to his church.

AB married Catherine MacFarlane, the love of his youth; who died two weeks after their daughter, Caddie, was born in 1904. He married Rosilla Brooks and established a lovely home with characteristic gardens and orchards in St George.

AB responded to a call to serve a proselyting mission in Brooklyn, New York when his family was very young. His oldest son, Roman, was a teen and was asked to step up to adult responsibilities while his father served. He was a man of the Chinle Shale and loved the red and purple earth and the drama of sun sets and storms on the high plateaus.




Children



Offspring of Alexander Burto "Ab" Andrus and Catherine Heyborn Macfarlane (1875-1904)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Catherine Andrus (1904-1984)



Offspring of Alexander Burto "Ab" Andrus and Rosilla Brooks (1883-1967)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Roman Andrus (1907-1993)
Calvert Brooks Andrus (1910-1992) 16 August 1910 St. George, Washington County, Utah 22 December 1992 Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Utah Edna Kay Tyler (1918-1995)
Reva Ann Andrus (1912-2006) 24 November 1912 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States 27 July 2006 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States Wesley Hyrum Atkin (1913-2008) Wesley Hyrum Atkin (1913-2008) James Arthur Beard (1905-1961)
Baby Brooks Andrus (1915-1915)
Pearl Andrus (1917-1998)
Mary Andrus (1917-2008)
Baby Brooks Andrus (1919-1919)
George Gibson Andrus (1920-2001)
Margaret Dawn Andrus (1826-2019)









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