|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1908, USA|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1970|
Wallace William Warner and his wife, ______, were the last owners of the farmland that became Handley Wildlife Management Area of the Wildlife Division of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources in 19__. It was purchased by the state with funds including those from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Originally a settler family's farm, when Warner finished with it the "Warner Place" with its man-made 5 acre lake and log cabin "lodge" (circa 1932) was known as a fishing, hunting, & gambling get-away for invited/paying guests. He also farmed - inc. free-ranging cattle and plowing up approx. 1/2 of the "Mullins Cemetery" which was located on the original farm property. From that time on, that part of the cemetery was known as "The Potato Patch." An old apple orchard can now be seen on that half of the original cemetery - with the original gravestones still stacked to one side.
After selling the "Warner Place" to the State of West Virginia, the Warners moved to Florida. His wife died there, after which he drove to Ohio, where he died.
Specifically: In the yard of the Handley WMA personnel cabin, there is a marker with a poured rectangular slab and a stone marker on which a metal plaque shows his information. His ashes were scattered nearby and/or interred under this rectangular slab.
Created by: Watoga
Record added: Jul 14, 2011
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