|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1912|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1980|
Russell-10 Lewis was the son of John-9 Calvin Warner and his wife, Minnie [May] Edith Johnson, born in Wheatfield Township, Ingham, MI.
3 WARNER siblings: Roy Edwin, Fred Everett, [Self], and Irma Ione Pollok, all born in the Wheatfield Twp., Ingham, Michigan area.
He spent the early part of his life working his father's farms full-time and completing his education. He graduated as Valedictorian from Williamston High School, Ingham, MI, and attended Michigan State College/University. He was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honorary society at that university. His studies were teaching and English.
He married Kathryn Elizabeth Crippen after she finished her college education also at Michigan State College/University in teaching studies and higher mathematics.
They lived in the Wheatfield Twp., Ingham, MI area until purchasing their own 120 acre farm at Leslie, Ingham, MI in 1942.
3 WARNER children (currently living, 2011): J.C.W., D.I.W., and M.E.W.
Later they moved to Eaton Rapids, MI and purchased a 440 acre farm and lived there until their deaths.
Russell became active in genealogical research and earned his certification as GRS, as did his wife. He contributed substantial information pertaining to the many children of his forefathers in both Michigan and western New York state and beyond. He traveled, visited cemeteries, read the original, hand-written census reports, made copies of wills David C. Warner, Sr, and Martha (Boltwood) Warner (all certified), and photographed headstones.
Russell enjoyed collecting stamps and coins.
After his wife's death, he completed her work on the Mayflower Society's 5-generation project "Myles Standish" Vol. 14 publication as primary researcher and author. This scholarly, detailed and well-documented work is published in the hardcover "Silver" editions. This work resulted in numerous mentions in genealogical professional publications.
Russell and Kathryn's research collection resides at the State Library in Lansing, MI, where LDS and the Library made microfiches. It is said that there are a total of at least 30 boxes of research done by them at the State Library, which includes family Bibles, old photo albums, and more. The microfiches can be seen at LDS FamilyCenters throughout the world, and at the State Library in Lansing, MI.
Through reading and research, he discovered an oil painting of Andrew-1 Warner Sr.. He requested a photograph from the museum and shared the finding with his Warner relatives in 1976 at the annual Warner reunion. After thorough research, he wrote an article that was published in "The American Genealogist," (TAG) 50:4:240 (1974), "The Ancestry of Content (Standish) Crippen," pgs. 240-244.
He found that David-5 C. Warner, Sr., had fought in the Revolutionary War, as had David's father, Jesse-4 Warner; also, that Joseph-2 Croninger was a Revolutionary War soldier.
He was pleased to discover that he was a fifth cousin three times removed to President Abraham Lincoln, and a first cousin seven times removed to Governor Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011.
Many thanks to siblings J.C. & D.I. Warner for biographical input and sharing of childhood memories and family lore. Mary 2011.
WARNER Lineage: Russell-10 Lewis, John-9 Calvin, Calvin-8 Franklin "Frank", Charles-7 Calvin, David-6 Calvin Jr., David-5 Calvin Sr., Jesse-4, Samuel-3, Daniel-2, Andrew-1 WARNER, an Englishman who came with his wife and several children to the MA Bay Colony in 1632-33 from Broad Oak, Essex, England.
John Calvin Warner (1882 - 1966)
Minnie Edith Johnson Warner (1886 - 1985)
Kathryn Elizabeth Crippen Warner (1915 - 1973)
Married December 27 1938
Plot: East side
Maintained by: Mary E. Warner
Originally Created by: Woodie
Record added: May 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37106315