This past week Issiah and Jennifer Andra stopped by and visited our family with theirs. We had a pleasant lunch, opportunity to talk, and rekindling of distant family relationships. During that conversation, Issiah mentioned that he really did not have much information on his grandparents William and Edith Andra. I told him I would give him some more information. I wrote a short pictorial history of his grandmother Edith Maude Gudmundson Andra last year after her passing. I thought I would do the same for his grandfather, William Fredrick Andra Jr.
William Fredrick Andra was born 25 November 1920 in Whitney, Franklin, Idaho to William Fredrick Andra and Mary Louise Wanner Andra. He was the oldest of 12 children.
I tried to somewhat organized the photos in order, but some of them I just cannot tell. But generally they should be close.
Mary and Bill, William standing holding June.
1926, Bill with his arm around Mary, William standing in front of Mary, June beside William, and holding Millie.
Edith and William Andra Marriage Portrait. William and Edith married 13 June 1947
William and Edith married 13 June 1947 in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
Back: Colleen, Millie, June, William, Mary, Bill; Front: Larry, Ross, Donald, Sergene at Richmond, Utah
William Military Picture
Elder William F Andra Jr, 1941-1943.
William served a mission to Mexico, learned the language there, and converted many people.
Gracias for the nice xmas card and money dear Grandmother. William
1946, William and Golden in back, Sergene, Millie, Colleen, June standing, Donald, Larry, Bill, Dale, Mary, and Ross sitting.
1960s Reunion: William, Donald, Larry, Bill, Golden, Dale, Ross
1984 Reunion: Ross, Colleen, June, Millie, William, Golden, Donald, Larry
1989 Reunion (b) June, Colleen, Mary, Sergene, William, Millie, Dale (f) Donald, Ross, Bill, Dale, Larry
William, Donald, Dale, Bill, Larry, Golden, Ross Andra
Bill & Edith in Richmond for an Andra Reunion
Edith and William at Colleen’s
William at Deer Creek Inn
You can read more on Edith’s page. William died 22 August 1992 in Weaubleau, Hickory, Missouri. He was buried 23 August 1992 in the Mormon Cemetery, Arnica, Cedar, Missouri.