Orman R. Warner.  In 1846, when only a boy of 11 years, Orman R. Warner, who is to-day living upon a fine farm on section 10, or Burns Township, accompanied his parents to Henry County. Here he was reared, received a good common-school education, embarked upon his business career, in which he has been very successful, and has become one of the prominent me of the community. The confidence in his business judgment by the people of the township was demonstrated when they elected him Assessor, which position he now fills.
   Mr. Warner was born in Leeds Co., Upper Canada , March 22, 1835. His parents, Ralph and Clara (Keeler) Warner, were natives of New York State . They were married, moved to Canada , and remained in the Dominion until 1846, when they came into Henry County , and made their home in Burns Township , where they lived until they died, Mr. Warner’s death occurring Oct. 22, 1851, and that of Mrs. Warner, Aug. 12, 1880. Orman was the ninth of a family of 11 children born to them. He remained at home until 23 years of age, working on his father’s farm, and attending the district schools. He was married on New Year’s Day, 1858, to Miss Ruth, daughter of Henry and Annie (Breese) Cofner, who were also early settlers of Henry County , and natives of Ohio . In 1854 they came to Burns Township , where they remained until 1868, when they removed to Union Co., Iowa . Ruth was the third of a family of ten children, and was born in Knox Co., Ohio , Oct. 3, 1837.
   Mr. and Mrs. Warner have three children, to whom they have given the following names: Lartie M., Samuel C. and Morton K. Lartie is the wife of Hilbert C. Doty, of Nebraska ; Samuel was married to Margaret J. Anderson, and resides in Burns Township .
   Mr. Warner has been prominent in the political affairs of his township, and has served for two years as Collector, and for 14 years as Assessor, besides filling other positions. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically, he is identified with the Democratic party.

1885 Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois  page 499

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