Mark Warner Old Timer (Obituary)
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MARK WARNER Old Timer
Mark Warner highly, respected resident of Ten Sleep for many years passed away at his home early Tuesday morning, the direct cause of his death being a stroke of apoplexy.
Mark Warner had many close friends over this part of the country. Throughout his many and diversified efforts Mark Warner has played an important part in the settling of the Big Horn basin. From pioneer merchant to stockman he has always contributed generously to the public welfare, reflecting that spirit of progress and individual character so indelibly stamped upon the purpose of those stalwart steadfast pioneers. His circle of friends has continually enlarged throughout his life.
An ardent advocate of good roads, churches and schools, has always marked his sincerity of purpose–Ideals and principles that have created a lingering epitome in the hearts of the people.
Mark Hodges Warner was born in Cassopolis, Michigan on May 6,1951 and was eighty years at the time of his death.
He grew to manhood in Michigan where we lived with his parents until he was 21 years of age at which time he migrated to Nebraska and located near Red Cloud.
In 1876 he married Sarah A. Munsell who preceded him to the unknown land on Sept. 20, 1930.
To this union were born eight children, Mrs. Frances Sutherland, Tensleep, Wyo., Berch Warner, Tensleep, Wyo., Laird Warner, MacAllister, Texas, Mrs. Adene Richardson, Canby, Ore., Mrs Della Dunham who died Oct. 14, 1930 and three children who died in infancy.
During the years in Nebraska Mr. Warner at one time published the Red Cloud “Chief”, a weekly newspaper published at Red Cloud Neb.
In 1892 he moved to Sheridan, Wyo., and the next year he moved his family to Sheridan, from where they moved to Tensleep where he has lived since that time except for brief trips over the country.
During his residence in Wyoming he served as forest ranger for ten years on the Big Horn forest. He served four years as county commissioner of Big Horn County and five years in the same capacity in Washakie County, being the first county commissioner of the new county.
He was a member of the Christian Church of Whittier, California where he spent three winters.
Funeral services were held in TenSleep yesterday with Rev. J.L. Williams of Worland giving the last services. Mrs Donald Harkins accompanied by Mrs Russell Hoore sang a solo. A quartet consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Fiscus, Mrs. Roy Shriver and Mr. B. Kirkpatrick accompanied by Mrs. Allen Schaffer sang, “Saved By Grace”, “Sweet By and By,” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,”
Pallbearers were, Messers. Leo Rhodes, Fred Conner, Henry Tully, Wm Field, Robert and Paul Frison.