Born: Oc­to­ber 29, 1857, Ge­ne­seo, New York.

Died: May 13, 1928, Glen El­lyn, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Mount Hope Ce­me­te­ry, Ro­ches­ter, New York.


David was the son of Da­vid War­ner and Phy­lan­cy Holt Sne­than, and fa­ther of Su­san L. War­ner. He mar­ried twice: to Lou­e­sa S. Jumph Con­nor (Sep­tem­ber 14, 1879), and Ver­na B. Han­ford (Au­gust 20, 1913).

He at­tend­ed rur­al schools un­til age 13, and en­tered the Chi­li Se­mi­na­ry, North Chi­li, New York, in 1871 (school lat­er be­came the A. M. Ches­brough Se­mi­na­ry, then North­east­ern Se­mi­na­ry, a gra­du­ate the­o­lo­gi­cal school un­der Ro­berts Wes­ley­an Col­lege). He gra­du­at­ed in 1875, then stu­died at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ro­ches­ter (AB 1880, MA 1888).

He joined the Me­tho­dist Ge­ne­see Con­fer­ence on tri­al at Par­ma Cen­ter, New York, in 1885, and was or­dained a dea­con at Ak­ron, New York, in 1887.

He taught math at Spring Ar­bor Se­mi­na­ry (1879–83), was prin­ci­pal there (1893–1905), and served on Spring Ar­bor’s board of trust­ees un­til his death.

He was an as­sist­ant ed­it­or of Sun­day school li­te­ra­ture for the Free Me­tho­dist Church (1905–06), and prin­ci­pal of the A. M. Ches­brough Se­mi­na­ry (1906–08).




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of War­ner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?