Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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T. H. Warner

T. H. WARNER, a well known farmer living in section 30, township 34, range 21, Richland township, Labette, county, Kansas, was born in Uniontownship, Delaware county, Indiana, in 1845. He is a son of Elias and Celinda (Pierce) Warner.

Elias Warner was a farmer by occupation, and died in Indiana, in 1864. His wife also died in that state. They reared the following children: John F., who is in the state of Washington; Elmira (Gustin), who lives in Missouri; Mary (Moffett), who lives in Indiana; T. H.; Rebecca, the wife of Felix Frazee, of Indiana; and Josephine (Constantine), whose husband is a railroad man in Indianapolis, Indiana.

T. H. Warner was reared and educated in Indiana, where he remained until he was twenty-four years old. In the fall of 1869, in company with his wife and one child, he settled in Labette county, Kansas. He was a poor man, and his success has been due entirely to his own efforts. He entered a claim three miles west of his present farm, where he lived for a period of seven years. He then sold this farm, and bought his present one in section 30, in Richland township. This was originally deeded to Charles Quinby, from whom Mr. Warner bought the place. Mr. Warner has made many fine improvements on it, and now has 80 acres of farming land. He carries on general farming and stock raising, and has set out a number of grove and fruit trees. Mr. Warner has worked with untiring energy, and has never been assisted in any way; his success, therefore, is all of his own making. He is a good neighbor, and a public spirited citizen, and is highly respected in the community.

Mr. Warner married Lucinda Graves, who is a native of Indiana. They have three children, namely: Walter, who operates a threshing machine, and is unmarried; Otis, who married Annie Berkman, and is a farmer near Oswego; and Joseph, who is at home, and teaches in District No. 70. Mr. Warner was formerly a Democrat, but now votes an independent ticket.