1867–1951

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 20, 1867, Lew­is­ton, New York.

Died: Ap­ril 21, 1951, Spring­field, Ohio.

Buried: Vale Ce­me­te­ry, Spring­field, Ohio.

Biography

Barney was the hus­band of Nan­nie Ki­gar, who be­longed to the sing­ing group that tra­veled the coun­try­side in the late 1800’s. The group was part of the Church of God Re­for­ma­tion Move­ment in An­der­son, In­di­a­na.

Warren was con­vert­ed in 1884 at a re­vi­val near Ban­gor, Mi­ch­i­gan. Two years lat­er he joined Dan­i­el War­ner and his evan­gel­is­tic sing­ing com­pa­ny as a bass sing­er.

Warren was a Church of God min­is­ter, and served sev­er­al con­gre­ga­tions.

Works

War­ren is cred­it­ed with writ­ing ov­er 7,000 songs. He al­so helped pro­duce song books and hym­nals for the Gos­pel Trum­pet Com­pa­ny from 1888 to 1940.

His pub­li­ca­tions in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics

Music