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Dr Collatinus Day "C.D." Warner
Birth: Dec. 17, 1839
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1916
Branch County
Michigan, USA

Collatinus-7 Day "C.D." was the son of Elihu-6 Warner and his wife Lucina Clark.

7 WARNER siblings.
CIVIL WAR soldier: Union Army in 1861, Co. G., 2nd, MI Cavalry.

"C.D." married twice:

1) Julia E. St. John (1842-12/30/1894) in 1862; her parents: Hiram St. John and his wife Lois (_).

2) Josephine M. Brown B-9/1877 NY on 2/1/1899 in Coldwater, Branch, MI. Josephine was 22 and C.D. was 52. Her parents: Chas. Brown and his wife Ada Fowler. No children by this marriage.

2 WARNER children with Julia St. John:

1. Donna Louise Warner (1864-2/3/1928); m. Bernie L. Van Aken D-9/5/1944, on 12/18/1889 in Coldwater, Branch, MI; resided in Coldwater, Branch, MI with one daughter, Lucille.

2. Hiram E. Warner (1869-1932) owned the homestead at Reading, Hillsdale, MI, and was engaged in selling his father's remedies in the states of Ohio and Indiana.
"C.D. was educated at Hillsdale College and Business School, entered the Union Army in 1861, Co. G. MI Cavalry, was honorably discharged for physical disability and resumed his studies; went to the copper mines and was engaged in a contracting business for about ten years, after which he began the manufacture of White Wine of Tar [syrup] and other remedies. He settled in Coldwater in 1889, retaining his farms in Reading [Hillsdale, MI] and mining interests in Mexico."
"Collatinus D. Warner was born in 1840. By 1872 Collatinus would become Dr. Warner. He started manufacturing White Wine of Tar, German Hop Bitters and Blood and Liver Pills. He was located in Reading, Mich. He would go house to house selling his products in the early years. In 1887 Dr. Warner would relocate to Coldwater, Mich.

"Asa Soule the maker of Soule Hop Bitters and Doyle Hop Bitters would sue Dr. Warner for the similarity of their roofed semi-cabin bottles.

"Collatinus D. Warner retired in 1909 at the age of 69. His son Hiram E. Warner who was a salesman for the company would take the company over. Now the company was called Warner's White Wine and Tar. C.D. Warner would die in 1916 at the age of 76 and his son Hiram died in 1932 at the age of 62.

Their best selling product was the White Wine and Tar."

Source: "Bottle Pickers"
Source: "History of Branch County," MI, p. 615.
"It was in the 1870`s that Dr. C.D. Warner began in a small way the manufacture of "Dr. Warners White Wine of Tar Syrup" a cough and cold remedy. Later he put a tonic on the market called "Warner Hop Bitters" and the business flourished for several years, but in the 1880s an eastern concern brought suit against Warner for infringement of a copyrighted label and the long fight in the courts crippled his business financially."

Source: History of "Reading Village & Township," Hillsdale Co., MI.
CIVIL WAR soldier: 1861, Co. G, 2nd MI Cavalry; honorably discharged for physical disability.
Occupation: Manufacturer
Burial: Oak Grove, Coldwater, Branch, MI.
Informant: Josephine Warner [2nd wife]
Address: 70. N Sprague Street, Coldwater, MI.
Information too interesting to pass up:
"Warner Coldwater Mich: His German Hop Bitters 1880 Sample [empty] Bottle was sold for $921.74 on 9/11/2011 with 20 bids."

1850 Reading, Hillsdale, MI:
Elihu Warner M 53 New York
Lucina Warner F 50 New York
Susan Warner F 21 New York
Emily Warner F 18 New York
Sarah A Warner F 15 Ohio
-->Coladinus D. Warner M 11 MI [Collatinus]
William Howell M 18 New York


1870 Reading, Hillsdale, MI:
Carlton Warner M 31y Michigan
Julia E. Warner F 29y Michigan
Lois L. Warner F 6y Michigan
Hiram E. Warner M 9m Michigan

1880 Reading, Hillsdale, MI:
C.D. Warner 40 [Collatinus Day Warner]
Julia Warner 37
Donna Warner 16
Hiram Warner 10

1900 Coldwater, Branch, MI:
head Collatinus D. Warner M 59 MI
wife Josephine M. Warner F 23 New York

1910 Coldwater, Branch, MI:
dau Lena Campbell F 8y Michigan
self Collatinus D. Warner M 70y New York
wife Josephine Warner F NY
son Hiram C. Warner M 39y Michigan

groom's name: Colestinue D. Warner [Collatinus]
groom's age: 52 years
groom's birth date: 1847
groom's birthplace: Michigan
bride's name: Josephine M. Brown
bride's age: 22 years
bride's birth date: 1877
bride's birthplace: New York
marriage date: 01 Feb 1899
marriage place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
groom's father: Elihu Warner
groom's mother: Lucinda Clark
bride's father: Chas. Brown
bride's mother: Ada Fowler
WARNER Lineage: Collatinus-7 Day Warner, Elihu-6 Warner, David-5 Calvin Warner Sr., Jesse-4 Warner Sr., Samuel-3 Warner Sr., Daniel-2 Warner Sr., Andrew-1 WARNER who sailed with his wife and several children from Broad Oak, Essex, England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1632-33.
Source for some info: "The Descendants of Andrew Warner," by Lucien Warner and Josephine Genung Nichols, pub. 1919, pg. 201.
Census search: Fraya Weiss, 2013.
Research: Mary E. Warner, 2011, 2013, 2014. 
Family links: 
  Elihu Warner (1796 - 1884)
  Lucina Clark Warner (1801 - 1887)
  Julia E. St. John Warner (1842 - 1894)*
  Donna Louise Warner Van Aken (1864 - 1928)*
  Hiram E. Warner (1869 - 1932)*
  Mary Ann Warner Taggart (1819 - 1894)*
  John Collatinus Warner (1822 - 1881)*
  Olive Pauline Warner Bigelow (1824 - 1909)*
  Lewis S. Warner (1826 - 1912)*
  Susan Warner Barnes (1830 - 1905)*
  Emily Warner Craig (1831 - 1905)*
  Sarah Ann Warner McKenzie (1835 - 1908)*
  Collatinus Day Warner (1839 - 1916)
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Branch County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 3 Section 13
Maintained by: Mary E. Warner
Originally Created by: Bushong Weiss
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76151800
Dr Collatinus Day C.D. Warner
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Dr Collatinus Day C.D. Warner
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In appreciation of service to our country during the Civil War and in memory of C. D. who married my cousin Julia St John. The couple had two children which they raised in Hillsdale County, Michigan.
- Holland St John
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
CIVIL WAR soldier: Union Army in 1861, Co. G., 2nd MI Cavalry.
- Mary E. Warner
 Added: May. 26, 2013

- Mary E. Warner
 Added: Nov. 7, 2011
This page is sponsored by: Mary E. Warner

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