Andrew C. Drysdale

12 Aug 1871 - 9 Apr 1945


Andrew C. Drysdale

12 Aug 1871 - 9 Apr 1945
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Talk given by Mr. Thomas Pierpont at the Funeral of Mr. Andrew C. Drysdale Fifty years ago last month I started the Provo Foundry with Harry Heaton as a partner. In 1900 I purchased Mr. Heaton's interest and in 1901 Andrew C. Drysdale started to work with me. For 44 continuous years he worked for me
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Andrew C. Drysdale


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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The grave is that of Andrew Clare Drysdale and his wife Julia Ann [nee Gray ] Drysdale . Married 22 Feb 1893


June 26, 2011


June 22, 2011

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Talk given at Funeral of Andrew Clare Drysdale 1871 - 1945

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Talk given by Mr. Thomas Pierpont at the Funeral of Mr. Andrew C. Drysdale Fifty years ago last month I started the Provo Foundry with Harry Heaton as a partner. In 1900 I purchased Mr. Heaton's interest and in 1901 Andrew C. Drysdale started to work with me. For 44 continuous years he worked for me -- 26 of which he acted as foreman. In 1927 his son, Orval, took the place as acting foreman, but his Father was always the senior foreman to me. When his sons, Orval and Sheldon graduated from High School they became apprentice boys, and Andrew not only trained his own Sons, but many dozens of other boys were trained in his shop to be first class mechanics. Upon the passing of Mrs. Drysdale in 1942 I tried to persuade Andrew to take a long vacation, but after considering he said he would be very much happier to continue his work, and not until about eight months ago did he decide that he could not work any longer. During all these years I associated with him most every day in connection with his work, and many times we worked together night and day. The customers of the Provo Foundry & Machine Company were among those who admired Andrew most -- he was always ready night and day to assist them with any of their mechanical problems. To those who knew him best, his wonderful qualities -- his unpretentious nature, and his devotion to his family and to his fellowmen was an outstanding characteristic. During all of these years of foremanship and his association with his fellowmen, his quiet unpretentious disposition and his consideration for others was another of his most outstanding qualities. Andrew adjusted the difficulties between his men without calling on me for any assistance in any way. He did this in a very quiet gentlemanly way. Very seldom did he discharge a man without giving him at least a third and fourth chance to do what he should. In our whole association together I did not call on Andrew that he did not respond smiling, and I never remember of his being cross at any time when called on -- he could be depended upon always. He was a highly efficient mechanic -- a gentleman always. Andrew will be missed very much by me and his associates, and to his Sons and Daughter and relatives I extend my heartfelt sympathy.

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Andrew C. Drysdale was born on 12 Aug 1871
Andrew C. Drysdale was 17 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
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Andrew C. Drysdale was 22 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
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Andrew C. Drysdale was 37 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
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Andrew C. Drysdale was 41 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
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Andrew C. Drysdale was 49 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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Andrew C. Drysdale was 68 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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Andrew C. Drysdale died on 9 Apr 1945 at the age of 73
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