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Thomas Grange Waring
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1881
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1948
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

From a 1920 biography of T. Grange Waring:

T. Grange Waring, who recently was one of the leaders in establishing a large automobile accessory industry and business at Charleston, saw twentyseven months of active service as a lieutenant in the navy during the World war.

For a number of years he has been an enthusiastic yachtsman, as a member of the Carolina Yacht Club. In pursuit of that pasttime he was not content with the technical achievements of good seamanship in handling a boat under all sorts of conditions, but made a very thorough examination of the coast, its various harbors and inlets, and acquired much of that intuitive sense that distinguished the old time blockade runners of the South. Therefore, when on March 17, 1917, a few weeks before America entered the war with Germany, he volunteered in the navy, he was very appropriately assigned to duty as commander of the coast patrol for the third section of the Sixth Naval District. He was given the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. His section extended from McClellanville to St. Helena Sound and embraced the waters of Charleston Harbor. The fleet under his command was comprised of submarine chasers and patrol boats, and they were used principally in the vicinity of Charleston Harbor. In October, 1918, Mr. Waring was transferred to the staff of Admiral Beatty, in command of the Sixth Naval District, with headquarters at Charleston, and was made district enrolling officer. In the meantime he had been promoted to lieutenant, senior grade. Lieutenant Waring remained in active duty until June 28, 1919, when he was released from active service, but is still held on the reserve list.

Mr. Waring was born at Charleston, son of T. M. and Frances Caroline (Simons) Waring. Sketches of historic families of Charleston make frequent mention of both the Warings and the Simonses. T. Grange Waring was educated in public and private schools at Charleston, and after leaving school was in business as a cotton buyer about fifteen years, until he entered his country's service.

In the fall of 1919, when he resumed business relations at Charleston, he became one of the organizers and is president of the Motor Accessory Supply Company. This is a wholesale and distributing business for an extensive line of automobile accessories and supplies, and has proved a welcome addition to the increasing commerce of Charleston. The company occupies a building arranged for its special purpose at 320-322 Meeting Street.

Mr. Waring married Miss Kate Fuller Porter, 11 Jun 1912
at Columbia, New York. Her grandfather was the late Rev. Dr. Porter, founder of Porter's Military Academy. Mr. and Mrs. Waring have two children: Frances Caroline and Kate Porter. Mr. Waring is a member of the Carolina Yatht Club and of St. Andrews Society.

(From 'The History of South Carolina' edited by Yates Snowden, Harry Gardner Cutler, published by Lewis Publishing Company 1920)
Family links: 
  Thomas Malbone Waring (1846 - 1915)
  Frances Caroline Simons Waring (1847 - 1938)
  Kate Fuller Porter Waring (1882 - 1973)
  Frances Caroline Waring Voigt (1915 - 1991)*
  Charles Bentham Waring (1878 - 1878)*
  Thomas Grange Waring (1881 - 1948)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Nov 17, 2012
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