Obit: Warner, Edward L. (1866 - 1920)
Surnames: WARNER NEWELL WARREN GIRARD
----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 04/22/1920
Warner, Edward L. (15 JUN 1866 - 16 APR 1920)
E.L. Warner died at the home of his brother-in-law, O.J. Warren, Friday morning, April 16th, 1920, after a long illness. While he had been in poor health, several years, he was confined to the bed only a few days. For seven weeks he had been at the warren home where he could receive good care and attention, and only the day before he died he walked up and down stairs with little assistance.
Edward Lincoln Warner was born near Spirit Lake, Iowa, June 15, 1866. When four years old both his parents died within a month of each other. He was the youngest of three brothers, and until eight years of age he made his home with relatives. He then entered the home of N. S. Colby of McHenry, Ill., where he lived until he was twenty-one. In 1894 he was married to Miss Jessie Newell of Dundee, Ill., and lived in the northern part of that state and in Southern Wisconsin, engaging in real estate and insurance business, until coming to Clark County, Wis. He bought the La Flesh farm at Neillsville and carried it on for some time. After selling this farm he went into the hotel business at Plainfield, later securing a farm near Cecil, Wis., when he owned at the time of his death. For several years his health was poor, and at tiems he suffered greatly. Even at the time he lived here he was often unable to work; but in spite of almost constant pain, he maintained a spirit of cheerfulness. He was a man of public spirit and took an active interest in every enterprise that promised to promote the interests of the community in which he lived. He took great pleasure in his farm live, even when its work was a burden. He loved his stock and every animal about the place seemed to be of special interest to him and it was often the writer’s wish that Mr. Warner could have been in health and circumstances that would have given him the pleasure in farm life that his tastes fitted him for, and that would have enabled him to take part in community life to which he was adapted.
He was a member of the Modern Woodmen, the Brotherhood of American Yeoman, and the Elgin Home Protective Association.
He is survived by the widow and one brother, O.S. Warner of Neillsville, also a niece, Miss Fern Warner of Elgin, Ill.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Lowe’s undertaking parlors. Those from a distance who attended were Mrs. J.R. Pease and daughter, Fern Warner of Elgin, and Mrs. F.J. Girard of Kenosha, Wis., a sister of Mrs. Warner.
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