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Warnock, Capt. William S.


Posted By: Sheryl McClure (email)
Date: 11/26/2019 at 18:36:13

Captain William S. Warnock, one of the pioneer settlers of Decatur county, and the oldest member of the Decatur county bar, died at his home in Davis City Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock, after a lingering illness at the age of past 82 years. The deceased came to Decatur county in the fall of 1855 and located at Pleasanton, where he engaged in the practice of law for two years after which he moved to Davis City and engaged in the mercantile business, being one of the first merchants of that town. He served during the war of the rebellion a member of Co. C, 48th Iowa Infantry. In 1878 he was elected to represent Decatur county in the Seventeenth General Assembly, and at the expiration of his term of office engaged in farming in Burrell township. He was born in Beaver county, Penn., and his youth was spent at Lowell and Salem, Ohio. After finishing school he studied law and was admitted to the bar at Canfield, Ohio, in 1853, ex-Governor Ford being one of the examining committee. He is survived by his wife and four children. The time for the funeral has not yet fixed, but will probably be Friday or Saturday at Davis City. He was a prominent Mason and the Masonic lodge will probably have charge of his funeral.

The Leon Recorder, Jan. 24, 1907


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