Person:Horace Warren (2)

Horace Walter Warren
m. 28 Apr 1814
  1. Elvira Warren1815 - 1893
  2. Sally Warren1819 -
  3. Benjamin Warren1822 - 1896
  4. Leonard Ross Warren1825 - 1904
  5. Horace Walter Warren1833 - 1907
  6. Elnathan Warren1835 - 1846
  7. Augusta M. WarrenAbt 1840 -
m. 6 Sep 1858
  1. Walter L. WarrenAbt 1854 -
  2. Emma Maria Warren1859 - Bet 1900 & 1910
  3. Adelia O. Warren1861 - Abt 1915
  4. Eva Belle Warren1863 - 1923
  5. Mae Flower Warren1865 - Abt 1936
  6. Pattie Warren1867 - 1936
  7. Nellie G. WarrenAbt 1868 - 1873
  8. Horace F. Warren1870 - 1870
m. 15 Mar 1899
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5] Horace Walter Warren
Gender Male
Birth[6][7][8][9][10] 17 Aug 1833 Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont
Marriage 6 Sep 1858 Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermontto Maria Lydia Long
Marriage 15 Mar 1899 Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michiganto Mary J. Martin
Death[11] 8 Sep 1907 Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan
Burial? 10 Sep 1907 Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan

1870 Census of Chikaming, Berrien County, Michigan, p. 164B Warren, Horace 36 Farmer $2000 $400 VT

    Maria   37   keeps house      NH
             Walter    16              NH
    Emma   11           VT
              Adelia    9                   MI
    Eva B.  7                MI
    May      5                    MI
    Patti      3                  MI
               Nellie    2                  MI
             Horace   1/12             MI

1880 Census of Chikaming, Berrien County, Michigan, p. 155B Warren, Horace 46 farmer ???? VT NH VT

         Mariah L.   47  wife     keeps house    NH  NH  NH
          Adella C.   19   dau    school teacher MI   VT   NH
       Eva Bell       17   dau    at school      MI   VT   NH
        May F.        15   dau    at school      MI   VT   NH
        Pattie R.     13   dau    at school      MI   VT   NH

1900 Census of Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, ED #80, p. 254A Warren, Horace head Aug 1833 66 Md1 VT NH NH farmer owns

               Mary    wife   July 1853   46 Md1  0 - 0   IN   NY  NY
    May F.  dau   May 1865   35        MI   VT   NH

Mr. Horace Warren, one of the oldest residents of this part of the county, passed quietly away at his home in this village early Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for three or four years, and finally it was decided best that he give up the care of his farm, so he and his wife left the farm and moved to the village about two years since. He has been quite comfortable up to within a few months, but failed rapidly the last few weeks before his death.

   On August 17th he greatly enjoyed the celebrating of his 74th birthday, surrounded by his chldren and grandchildren. It was always a great pleasure to him to have the children all come home for this annual event.
   Horace Warren was born in Ludlow Vermont, 17 Aug 1833; married to Maria L. Long 06 Sep 1858. He removed to Michigan in 1861 to a farm located two and a half miles north east of the village in the township of Chikaming, now owned by R. P. Hoadley which was all a primeval forest at the time he purchased the land. At the time the north and south road was only cut out a short distance north of the village, and the new home had to be reached by going through the forest much of the way. He cleared and improved a large portion of the 80 acre farm in the twenty years that he occupied it. He then sold the farm and purchased what is known as the Cookson farm, a half mile west of the Millis corner, where the family resided for only a year or two, then removed to the farm at Spring Creek which was the family home for twenty-four years.
   In the clearing and improving of these farms, Mr. Warren and family endured many of the hardships and privations of early settlers. The skill that was sought and appreciated in those early days was in the handling of the ax and saw; absolutely necessary to a man who was to carve out his home in the forest. Mr. Warren was skilled in the use of these tools, and in the early days assisted his neighbors in the clearing of their land and in the cutting and preparing of the logs of which all the houses were built.
   He was an intelligent man and had received a good common school education, having taught school a number of years before coming west, and in the early years here taught several terms both in the village school in Three Oaks and in the school at Drew's Corners. He was always fond of music and was a good singer, and the early singers of Three Oaks, such as Mr. Peter Strehle, Alphonso Strenle, Alouis Miller, who for many years were the leading singers of the village, were pupils of Mr. Warren.
   He united with the Congregational Church in 1874, and for many years was a member of the choir and led the singing in the congregation. In 1880 he was chosen as a Deacon of the church and acceptably filled the position, serving in that capacity up to the time of his death.
   His second wife, Mary J. Martin, to whom he was united in marriage 15 Mar 1899, survives him. He reared a family of five daughters, all of whom have spent most of their lives in and about Three Oaks. They are as follows: Mrs. Walter L. Philips, Three Oaks, Mrs. John Barnes , New Buffalo, Mrs. Guy Love, of Chicago, Miss Della O., cashier of the bank in Three Oaks, and Miss Mae F., holding a position in the office of the Warren Featherbone Co. of Three Oaks . His living descendants now number five children, sixteen grandchildren, and two great-grand children.
   The funeral was held in the home, the house being filled with sympathizing friends and neighbors. The services were conducted by the pastor of the Congregational Church, Rev. M. J. Norton, assisted by Rev. G. Eisen, and Rev. F. Dewey Elbe. Mr. James L. McKie, and old time friend who had known Mr. Warren ever since his arrival in Three Oaks, spoke very feelingly from the standpoint of an acquantance and friend, of the great value that Mr. Warren had been to his community during all these years. Speaking in part, as follows:
   To many of us this is more than an ordinary occasion of sorrow. To those of us who belong to the older generation it has a peculiar sadness as it is the passing away of one of our number, of one who was young when we were young, the breaking of one more tie. The loss of one more old and tried friend.
   In March 1903, there was a list made of the names of all the men in the township of Three Oaks who were 65 years old and over. There were 64. Mr. Warren's name is on the list and is the 25th name to be striken off leaving 39 still living.
   It was in April or May of 1861. I had lived here for several years previous to that time and had returned to Three Oaks that spring and was living at Mr. Henry Chamberlain's. Mrs. Chamberlain said to me one morning at the breakfast table, "Have you seen Mr. Horace Warren ?" I said , "No." "Well," she said, "he is a happy, good natured Yankee just from Vermont. You must get acquanted with him, you will like him." I did get acquainted with him, and did like him, and that acquaintance and friendship has lasted without a break through all these 46 years. I have known him in time of prosperity and in times of adversity, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, always the same, courageous, hopeful, optimistic, believing that our lives are guided by a higher power who doeth all things well. Having the rare faculty of looking hopefully to the future and performing the duties of the hour in the best manner of which he was capable. I knew him before he became a member of the church. He was a good man then and since then he has added the graces of a consistent Christian life performing every duty which came to him in a thorough Christian manner.
   In his business life he has been thoroughly reliable, honorable, and dependable, beyond criticism, above reproach. What better heritage can a man leave to his children, better than riches, more enduring than fame. Source: The Acorn obituary, Three Oaks MI, dated 13 Sep. 1907 .
  1. 1870 Census of Chikaming, Berrien County, Michigan
    p. 164B.
  2. 1880 Census of Chikaming, Berrien County, Michigan
    p. 155B.
  3. 1900 Census of Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, ED number 80
    p. 254A.
  4. 1850 Census of Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont
    p. 273.
  5. Warren Genealogy manuscript.
  6. 1870 Census of Chikaming, Berrien County, Michigan
    p. 164B.
  7. 1880 Census of Chikaming, Berrien County, Michigan
    p. 155B.
  8. 1900 Census of Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, ED number 80
    p. 254A.
  9. 1850 Census of Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont
    p. 273A.
  10. Warren Genealogy manuscript.
  11. Warren Genealogy manuscript.