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Cedar Valley Times; May 31, 1929
Elizabeth Catherine Warriner

Mrs. Elizabeth Warriner, 85 years old, widow of James Warriner, and an early settler of Harrison township, died this morning at five o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Long in the country north of Vinton. She had been ill a year with the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Warriner had lived in Benton county 64 years.

Funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Long home. The Rev. F. M. Branic of Prairie Creek church will officiate. Burial in Bear Creek cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Christian church.

Elizabeth Catherine Bunten was born March 6, 1844, near Cross Plains, Ind., a daughter of S. G. and Penelope Burk Bunten. The family came to Harrison township, Benton county, in 1865. Her marriage to James Warriner took place Jan. 9, 1876, at the Bunten home. Mrs. Long is the only surviving child. There are three grandchildren, Clark, Morris and George Long.

Other relatives living include a sister, Mrs. W. H. Pemberton of Vinton and two brothers, J. B. Bunten of Brandon and P. M. Bunten of Harrison township. For the last ten years Mrs. Warriner had made her home with the Long family. Mr. Warriner died Feb. 10, 1919.

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long,

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Vinton Eagle; 1919
James Gageby Warriner

James Gageby Warriner, son of Lines and Lydia Jacobs Warriner was born in Greensburg, Decatur county, Ind., January 18, 1845, and died February 10, 1919, at his home in Polk township, Benton county, Iowa, aged 74 years and 23 days.

When he was five months old his mother died leaving six motherless children. James was taken into the home of H. B. Jones and wife who reared him the same as one of their own children. In the year 1853 he moved to Iowa with his foster parents and located on a farm near Bear Creek, Harrison township. He enlisted in the Civil War when he was nineteen years old and served two years and two months in Co. D, 8th Iowa volunteer infantry.

On January 9, 1870, he was married to Elizabeth C. Bunten of Harrison township. Their married life consisted of over 49 years. They lived on the same farm which had always been their home. To this union was born one daughter, Clara B., wife of J. A. Long of Harrison township.

Of his immediate family left to mourn are his wife, daughter, three grandsons, Clark W. Morris M., and George A. Long. Other relatives surviving are one brother, Frank Warriner, who resides at Marshall, Ill., also one sister, Mrs. Julia A. Dennis of Kincaid, Kansas.

He united with the Christian church at Prairie Creek Iowa in 1867, 51 years ago. He served as deacon and elder of the church a number of years.

The funeral was held Tuesday (Wednesday) afternoon at Prairie Creek. Interment was made in Bear Creek cemetery, W. G. Friend, pastor of Prairie Creek church officiated.

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long,

Vinton Eagle; Sunday, February 16, 1919
James Gageby Warriner

Vinton, Feb. 15: James Gageby Warriner died at his home in Polk township late Monday afternoon, Feb. 10th. Mr. Warriner was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Benton county, having been a resident since 1853. His wife and daughter and three grandsons, Clark W., Morris M. and Geo. A. Long survive, together with one brother Frank W. of Marshall, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Julia A. Dennis of Kincaid, Kan.

Mr. Warriner was a devout Christian man having become a member of the Prairie Creek Christian church in 1867, serving at various times as a deacon and elder.

The funeral services were held at that church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 being conducted by Rev. W. G. Friend and the burial was in the Bear Creek cemetery.

Mr. Warriner was a citizen of the highest type and one of the strong, sturdy pioneers and patriots who have done so much in the construction work in this county.

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long,

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