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WARREN, Gray (1874-1930)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 8/21/2020 at 10:29:48

Gray Warren
(June 22, 1874 – June 21, 1930)

Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., June 26, 1930, p.1
Gray Warren Dies At Minneapolis
Former Prominent Ida Grove Citizen Expires Suddenly Saturday Morning
The legion friends in Ida Grove possessed by Gray Warren, were shocked the first of the week to learn of his death which took place last Saturday, June 21 without warning at his home in Minneapolis. Mr. Warren’s death occurred shortly after his return from a four day good will tour through North Dakota, made in company with leading Twin City wholesalers and manufacturers. The train bearing the thirty members of the good will party arrived at the Great Northern depot about 7 a.m. after which Mr. Warren proceeded to his home. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. while seated at the breakfast table chatting with his wife, he was seized with an attack. He was dead before the members of the fire department inhalator squad and a physician arrived. It is believed that his death was due to gas constriction about the heart aggravated by the heat and physical exhaustion. The funeral was held Wednesday at the late home in Minneapolis. Gray Warren was born June 22, 1874, at Princeton, Ill., and would have been 56 years old had he lived one more day. Mr. Warren moved with his parents to Ida Grove while a boy. His father was Charles Warren, a leading attorney of the Ida County bar. As a youth, he was employed in local banks and was connected for several years with the banking house of Anderson, Lipton & Company. He was an advocate of outdoor sports and with a number of other young men of the community took a great interest in bicycle racing at the time when it was a prominent sport. He was married in Ida Grove to Miss Pearl Spellbring, the daughter [text torn from bend in newspaper]. Mr. Warren was an alumnus of Ida Grove high school, having graduated with the class of 1892. He maintained his many friendships in Ida Grove and frequently came back for visits and class reunions. He attended alumni receptions here two and four years ago. The Warren family moved to Minneapolis in 1905 where he became manager of the exchanged department of the First National Bank. Ten years later, he went to take charge of the transit department. During the world war he had charge of the bank’s activities in connection with the Liberty loans. In 1918 he was made assistant cashier and seven years ago was made cashier. Surviving Mr. Warren are his widow, who was with him at the time of his death, a son, Charles, and a daughter, Mrs. George Gough who are married and live in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Warren became a member of the Masonic orders while he lived in Ida Grove and retained his membership in Kane Lodge A. F. and A. M. until the time of his death. He was also a member of the Minneapolis Golf club and the Minneapolis Automobile club.


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