ANDREW BOYD HUTCHISON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Waverly cemetery, Waverly, Coffey County, KS.
Died: May. 13, 1889
Death of Colonel A. B. Hutchison
Colonel A. Boyd Hutchison died in this city last Saturday night, between the hours of 12 and 1, surrounded by his brother, W. T. Hutchison, the doctors, and several of his G. A. R. friends. He had been ailing for some time, but was able to be about and attend to his duties until about noon on Saturday. Kindly friends and the best of medical skill done all that man could do, but without avail. His time had come.
Andrew Boyd Hutchison was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, in 1838, and was 51 years, 3 months and 14 days old at the time of his death. He spent his boyhood days attending school and working on his father’s farm during vacation. Later, he continued his studies at East Hampton, and completed them at Amherst college, Mass. After teaching for about a year, he read law with Wm. P. Wilson at Bellefont, Pa., but the firing on Fort Sumpter banished all thoughts of peaceful pursuits, and he enlisted for three months at the first call for volunteers, serving as sergeant during the term of enlistment. He then assisted in raising a company for three years’ service, and was elected first lieutenant Company G, 49th regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He was promoted to the captaincy in his second year’s service, continuing in that rank until after the battle of Petersburg. Believing the war, was about over, he resigned, returned home and resumed the study of law. He was admitted to the bar at Bellefont, Pa., in 1865, and practiced in that court until 1871, when he came to Kansas, and after a year’s rest, resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Cherokee county, continuing about four years. After a short rest, he moved to Olathe and formed a partnership with John T. Rankin, where he continued the practice of law until his removal to this county in 1880. In 1885 he made Waverly his home, and continued the practice until his death.