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Wilbur Lea Warner
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1856
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1901
Adams County
Washington, USA

Wilbur-8 Lea was the son of Lewis-7 Cass Warner and his wife Rose Anna Harris.

11 WARNER siblings:

1. [Self] Wilbur Lea Warner (12/4/18561901).
2. Mark Edric Warner (4/1/18585/15/1937).
3. Judson Rawson Warner (18611911).
4. Mary Evelyn Warner (18621933).
5. Twin boy B-2/1/1864, name unknown. Burial unknown.
6. Twin boy B-2/1/1864, name unknown. Burial unknown.
7. Lewis Grant Warner (18651948).
8. Mabelia Bathsheba Warner (18671935).
9. Newton Valorous Warner (8/7/18701942).
10. Maude Warner (18721928).
11. Captain Joe Warner (10/12/18741881).
12. Rosa Warner (18771881).
Four siblings died young, including infant twin sons who are buried at an unknown location.

Wilbur married Alice Emma Middaugh on February 2,1895 in Ionia, Ionia, MI.

4 WARNER children: Marjorie (1895-1969); Gladys (1897-1969); Genevieve (1899-1994); and Wilma Lea (1901-1997).

Marjorie and Gladys (sisters) married Eugene C. Phillips and David Phillips (brothers), respectively, in a double wedding ceremony in Lind, Adams, WA on June 20, 1917. Genevieve and Wilma never married.
Moving from MI to Lind, Adams, WA
As written by Wilma Lea Warner, daughter of Wilbur Lea Warner, in 1987:

"Wilbur Lea Warner was born in Stanton, Montcalm, MI in 1854. He married, in 1895, Alice Emma Middaugh, who was born in Sunfield, Eaton, MI in 1866.

"Three daughters were born in Alto, Kent, MI: Marjorie, Gladys, and Genevieve. Wilma Lea was born in Lind, Adams, WA.

"Lewis Boroughf, a friend of the Warner family, went West, and wrote Father, urging him to come and work on the Sam Thomas ranch, which he did, returning to Michigan after a season's work. He persuaded Mother to come to Washington state. Mother, the three children, her mother and father, James and Lydia Middaugh, and sister Lucy Middaugh arrived by emigrant train at Hatton, WA in mid-July 1900. Upon arrival, Grandmother Lydia and Lucy filed for a homestead (1/4 section each) near Cunningham and Mother and Father 1/4 section each south of Lind. Father was killed by runaway team in February 1901. I, Wilma Lea Warner, was born in August 1901.

"It was difficult for Mother [Alice] to cope with four small children and the farm, so Genevieve stayed with Grandmother Lydia on their homestead, Marjorie lived with Aunt Lucy (married James Neilson) in Lind, Adams, WA. Grandfather James died in 1903 of a heart attack. Grandmother soon sold her land and acquired a small house in Lind, where we four sisters lived while in high school.

"Mother married Lewis Boroughf in 1903.* The Warner homestead lands were not adjacent, so it was necessary to live six months a year on each place. There was a house of sorts on each."**

1870 Michigan Walker, Kent, MI:
Lewis Warner M 47y New York
Rose Warner F 39y New York
-->Wilbur Warner M 13y Michigan
Mark Warner M 11y Michigan
Judson Warner M 9y Michigan
Mary Warner F 7y Michigan
Grant Warner M 5y Michigan
Mabelia Warner F 3y Michigan

1880 Keene, Ionia, MI:
Self Lewis Warner M 57 New York
Wife A. Rose Warner F 49 New York
Son L. Wilbur Warner M 23 Michigan
Son E. Mark Warner M 21 New York
Son Judson Warner M 19 Michigan
Daughter Mary Warner F 18 Michigan
Son S. Grant Warner M 15 Michigan
Daughter B. Amelia Warner F 13 Michigan
Son B. Newton Warner M 9 Michigan
Daughter Maude Warner F 7 Michigan
Son J. Captain Warner M 5 Michigan
Daughter Rose Warner F 3 Michigan
Other Andrew Potriff M 21 Michigan

1900 Hatton and Lind Precincts, Adams, WA:
Wilber F. Warner Born Dec 1856 Michigan
Alice M. Warner Born Michigan
Marjorie Warner Born Michigan Jul 1895
Gladis Warner Born Michigan Mar 1897 [Gladys]
Jennie Warner Born Michigan Sep 1899

"Wilbur Lea Warner died at age 44 Years, 2 Months & 25 Days"
*The story in the family is that Wilbur made Lewis Boroughf promise to marry Alice and take care of the family if anything should happen to him, which, tragically, it did.
**Wilma's written Warner report continues, and can be seen on each of the sister's Memorial pages.
QUESTION: Was Lewis Boroughf related to Mary Delilah Boroughf, Newton Valorus Warner's wife? Yes. Newton was Wilbur's younger brother.
WARNER Lineage: Wilbur-8 Lea Warner, Lewis-7 Cass Warner, David-6 Calvin Warner Jr., David-5 Calvin Warner Sr., Jesse-4 Warner Sr., Samuel-3 Warner, Sr., Daniel-2 Warner Sr., Andrew-1 WARNER Sr., an Englishman who set sail with his wife and several children on the ship "Lyon" from Bristol, England on 8/23/1631 and landed 11/2/1631 at Nantasket, MA; and later completed the journey on 1/7/1632-33 to the newly established (1630) Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Census search: Fraya Weiss, 2013.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011, 2015. 
Family links: 
  Lewis Cass Warner (1823 - 1906)
  Rose Anna Harris Warner (1830 - 1910)
  Alice Emma Middaugh Boroughf (1866 - 1947)*
  Marjorie Roseanna Warner Phillips (1895 - 1969)*
  Gladys Warner Phillips (1897 - 1969)*
  Genevieve Warner (1899 - 1994)*
  Wilma Lea Warner (1901 - 1997)*
  Wilbur Lea Warner (1856 - 1901)
  Mark Edric Warner (1857 - 1937)*
  Judson Rawson Warner (1860 - 1911)*
  Mary Evelyn Warner Curtiss (1862 - 1933)*
  Lewis Grant Warner (1866 - 1948)*
  Mabelia Bathsheba Warner Scott (1868 - 1935)*
  Newton Valorous Warner (1870 - 1942)*
  Maude S. Warner Oberly (1872 - 1928)*
  Captain Joe Warner (1874 - 1881)*
  Rose A. Warner (1877 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Michigan Prairie Cemetery
Adams County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Mary E. Warner
Originally Created by: Carmen Mildenberger Adam...
Record added: Sep 01, 2007
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Wilbur Lea Warner
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Wilbur Lea Warner
Added by: Carmen Mildenberger Adams
Wilbur Lea Warner
Added by: Carmen Mildenberger Adams
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- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Apr. 5, 2012

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