Edward C. Warner (Sr) who was born c1823-26 in Vermont according to censuses, his father and mother born in Connecticut and Vermont respectively. He was a shoe maker, like his son, Edward Charles Warner (Jr) and they appear to have worked together and gone to Montesano, WA. together where he died there December 1898, "age 73 years."
He was a widower in the 1885 state census of Iowa. He married Emeline (Emily) Merrett (Merritt), daughter of Thomas Merrett (b.1781 Mass.) and Phebe (b.1791 N.Y.)
Residence location through the years:
1850 Berrien Co., Michigan
1853 in Illinois (when son Edward Charles was born)
1860 Berrien Co., Michigan
1870 Warren Co., Illinois
1880 Cass Co., Iowa
1885 Perry, Dallas Co., Iowa (Edward C. Sr, widower), showing his wife had died 1880-85
1894 Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington
The children of Edward C. Warner and Emily Merrett:
Charlotte E. Warner b1850 married by 1870 Curtis Wessright
Edward Charles Warner b.Dec 1853 Ill., d. March 8, 1904 Portland, Oregon
Stella Irene Warner b.1858
Linnie Warmer b. 1867
Emily Leone Warner b.1871 married William B. Kelsey
Portland Oregonian, May 13, 1894, p.9, column 1: "Edward Charles Warner and Miss Lena Angevin were married last Wednesday morning at Trinity church, Rev. Thomas L. Cole officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Warner will be at home to their friends, after June 1, at Montesano, Wash."
Tacoma Washington DAILY NEWS, Dec. 27, 1898, p.3:
NEWS AROUND THE STATE
"E.C. Warner, a well known Montesano citizen, died last week, aged 73 years."
1900 census, Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington:
Ed Warner, b. Dec. 1853 ILL., shoemaker, DIVORCED.
Edward Charles Warner, born Dec. 1853 in Illinois, son of Edward C. Warner and Emily Merritt Warner, died March 8, 1904, in Portland, Oregon. He was buried there in Lone Fir Cemetery.
Portland Oregonian, March 9, 1904, p. 10:
ILL ONLY TEN MINUTES.
Edward C. Warner Dies Before Medi-
cal Aid is Reached.
Edward C. Warner, of Montesano, Wash., died at Good Samaritan Hospital at 8 o'clock last night, after an illness of less than 10 minutes.
The dead man arrived here three days ago and secured a room at the New Grand Central Hotel. While in the barroom yesterday evening he became suddenly ill, and before any one could reach him fell in a spasm on the floor and did not regain consciousness. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died five minutes after he arrived. The cause of death is not known and an autopsy will very likely be held today. When here several months ago Warner was drinking considerably, but during this visit drank nothing but soda. He was suffering from asthma, but this is not thought to have had anything to do with his death.
Coroner J.P. Finley took charge of the case. In Warner's trunk, at the depot, was found a complete shoemakers' outfit, together with newly mended shoes and leather, which leads to the belief that he was a cobbler. An expired insurance policy in favor of his sister, Leone Kelsey, presumably of Aberdeen, Wash., was also found in the trunk.
Warner has been here on several occasions. He recently returned from Iowa, in which state was his former home.
THE (Portland) MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1904:
NEWS IN BRIEF (page 9, column 1, paragraph 8)
Body of E. C. Warner Held.
The body of E. C. Warner, who died at Good
Samaritan Hospital, on Tuesday evening,
five minutes after he was brought there
in an unconscious condition, is being held
at the morgue by Coroner J. P. Finley,
until an answer from a communication
sent to Montesano, Wash., where he is
believed to have resided, is received. Tax
receipts for property in that place is the
only clew to be had regarding his place
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