Shelby County

Darwin H. Warner



Darwin H. Warner

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 526

    proprietor of the D. H. Warner Grocery Store, one of the leading business houses of Sidney, and one of the stable and representative men of this city, was born at London, Madison county, O., June 8, 1868, and is a son of Louis and Lida (Williams) Warner. The parents of Mr. Warner removed to South Charleston, in Clark county, in 1870, where the father engaged in work at his trade, being a carpenter, and from there moved to Port Jefferson, in Shelby county, in 1876. Darwin H. Warner attended the public schools of Port Jefferson and afterward
went to work as an employe of the Sidney Wheel Company, changing to the Philip Smith Company six months later, and remained with the latter concern for a bout nine years, being connected with the hollow-ware department. For eight years prior to first embarking in the grocery business he was connected with a Sidney manufacturing plant, and after conducting a grocery for two years, dosed that interest for one year, during which he was with the Sidney Steel Scraper Company. About 1909 he reentered the grocery trade, conducting his business, at his excellent location at No. 414 North Main street. Mr. Warner has long been recognized as a citizen of sterling worth and has been and still continues an important factor in civic life. He served usefully in the, city council for four years, for two years representing the Second ward, and for two more years being councilman-at-large, resigning that office in order to accept his present office, that of director of public service, the duties of which he assumed on January 1, 1912.
   Mr. Warner came to Sidney in 1890 and in the same year he was married to Miss Rosetta Snodgrass, and they have a family of four children: Blanche, who is the wife of Oscar Bums; and Clara, Doris and John. Mr. Warner is a prominent Odd Fellow, belonging to both the Encampment and the subordinate lodge, and belongs also to the Knights of the Golden Eagle, in which organization he has passed all the chairs and has been a delegate to the Grand Lodge.

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