HENRY ADAM WARNER

HENRY ADAM WARNER WAS THE SON OF ADAM AND LYDIA WARNER, PIONEERS OF MOUNT AYR. THEY CAME TO IOWA FROM OHIO IN 1856. THEIR HOME WAS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SQUARE, WHERE THE TIMBY BLOCK NOW STANDS. THERE SON, HENRY, WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 14, 1861.  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A YEAR OR SO HE SPENT HIS LIFE IN RINGGOLD COUNTY.  HE RECEIVED HIS SCHOOLING AT THE HISTORICAL OLD SCHOOL EAST OF THE SQUARE, WITH THE SONS OF THE OTHER SETTLERS.  RANDOLPH S. BEALL WAS HIS FIRST SEAT-MATE IN SCHOOL.  WHEN HE REACHED MANHOOD HE TOOK UP THE BUILDERS TRADE.  AN EXCEEDINGLY LARGE PART OF MOUNT AYR AS IT NOW STANDS IS OF HIS CONSTRUCTION.  HE REMAINED AT HOME, THE COMFORT AND STAY OF HIS PARENTS, AS LONG AS THEY LIVED.  HIS FATHER DIED IN MARCH, 1899.  THE MOTHER CONTINUED TO ABIDE UNTIL FEBRUARY, 1916.  AFTER THAT HE MADE HIS HOME WITH HIS SISTER, MRS. LAURA WEST.  LAST YEAR HE SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURY AS A RESULT OF A FALL FROM SCAFFOLDING, BUT HE RECOVERED VERY SATISFACTORILY, AND WAS ABOUT HIS BUSINESS AGAIN WHEN, WITHOUT WARNING WHATEVER, DEATH CAME FROM HEART FAILURE, ON NOVEMBER 8, 1920.  HE WAS 59 YEARS, ONE MONTH AND 24 DAYS OF AGE.

HENRY WARNER WAS A FAITHFUL AND INTELLIGENT WORKMAN, INDUSTRIOUS AND HONEST, AND A RESPECTED CITIZEN.  HE WAS AN EXCEEDINGLY DUTIFUL SON TO HIS AGED PARENTS AND AN IDEAL BROTHER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ODD FELLOWS AND MODERN WOODSMAN FRATERNITIES.

HE IS SURVIVED BY THREE SISTERS AND TWO BROTHERS AS FOLLOWS: MRS. J. F. WALL OF DES MOINES; MRS. LAURA WEST OF MOUNT AYR; MRS. H. L. ANDRUS OF LONG BEACH, CA.; S.G. WARNER OF OREGON AND GEORGE T. WARNER OF ST. JOSEPH.  ANOTHER BROTHER, JOHN, DIED JUNE 5, 1919.

THE FUNERAL WAS HELD THIS AFTERNOON AT 2:30 O’CLOCK FROM THE HOME IN SOUTH MOUNT AYR, CONDUCTED BY REV. FRANK BEAN, PASTOR OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AND THE BODY WAS LAID TO REST IN ROSE HILL CEMETERY.

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