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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.


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Hazel Summerwill Andrew, the daughter of Wm. James and Florence Slemmons Summerwill, was born in Prairie City, Nov. 1, 1876.  Her father's ancestors came from England and he was born in Kingston, Canada.  Her mother was the oldest daughter of Benjamin and Rhuhemia Slemmons, who came from Ohio and were among the early settlers of Iowa near Eddyville.  Mr. and Mrs. Summerwill went to Northern Iowa in its early development period and took up their residence in Odebolt, where for many years he was a prominent business man and banker, a man of highest integrity, and sound business judgment.  Mrs. Summerwill was a charming woman of many social graces and a warm steadfast friend.  They had three children, Hazel, who is now Mrs. Andrew, Ben S. Summerwill, who is a lumber dealer in Canton, S. D., and Miss Katherine Summerwill of Ottumwa.

Mrs. Andrew was educated in the public schools and in the Ohio Wesleyan University.  She was married in Newton, June 8, 1894, to Lucius A. Andrew, who is president of the Citizens' Savings Bank of Ottumwa.  Two children have been born to them, a daughter who died in infancy and a son, Lucius A. Andrew, Jr., who was born in 1908.  Mrs. Andrew is a member of the Presbyterian church, of the Ottumwa Woman's Club, which she has served several years as treasurer and is chairman of the Domestic Science department.  She is a member of the P. E. O. sisterhood and of the Country Club.  She has traveled extensively in this country and in Canada.  She presides over a beautiful home on Prairie Ave., and finds there her highest pleasure.


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