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Accession # 1998-P003
Collection Andrews, John
Object Name negative, film
Description (14) negatives, with contacts. Images of structures in Comanche, Okla. some built by his grandfather, John Thomas Quitt. One portrait of John Thomas, and one image of parent (Frank Andrews and Loris Quitt) when they were students at Prairie Hill School.

John Andrews was born in Comanche, Okla in the late 1920s. He had one sister, Frankie Andrews Roberts. John received his business and economics degree in 1943. He worked as a mechanic for a Ford dealership, and later had his own shop. John was in the Air Force in Europe. His great grandfather worked on the railroad, arriving in Oklahoma by military trail in the 1870s.

His grandfather (John Thomas Quitt) on his mother's side was born in E. St. Louis, IL. His grandmother, Flora, was from Montague Co, Texas. Quitt was a brick mason and made bricks in his factory near Comanche, Okla. He built 19 buildings in Comanche and was active in the growth of the city as well as Meridian, Oklahoma's early development. Some of the photos in the collection include the buildings he helped erect.

Andrews' mother, Loris, and her sister, Lera, attended the Prairie Hill School in Stephens County in the 1910s. Loris married Frank Andrews, and Lera married a dentist, Jack York.
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1930
Film Size 4" x 5"
People Quitt, John Thomas
Roberts, Frankie Andrews
Snow, Billy
McDonald, Vernon
Brown, Joe Burl
Willis, Robert
Harley, A.N.
Andrews, Frank
Quitt, Loris
York, Lera Quitt
Search Terms Comanche, Okla.
business, Oklahoma
buildings, commercial
buildings, residential
education, Oklahoma