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George Warren (b. October 06, 1811, d. July 29, 1876)George Warren (son of John Warren and Eleanor Lamb) was born October 06, 1811 in Westbrook, ME, and died July 29, 1876 in Portland, Me.He married Catherine B. Palmer on 1842, daughter of Joseph Palmer and Miriam L. Locke.
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The following is an exerpt of George Warren's obituary published by a Portland newspaper:
"Hon. George Warren in was born in the town of Westbrook, Cumberland Co.,Me., Oct. 6, 1811.He was eldest son of John and Eleanor Warren, and from boyhood to the week of his death, July 29, 1876, his life was one of untiring activity.While a mere boy he became valuable in the service to his father, whose lumbering enterprises promised a field for the exercise of his early desire for business life.He was clerk and treasurer of the Saccarappa Manufacturing Company, formerly occupying what is known as the island at Saccarappa.His first business venture for himself was in forming a copartnership with the late B. M. Edwards (Edwards & Warren) about the year 1830, a general store, groceries, etc.During the partnership he attended school at Gardner, Me, and had previously attended school at Bridgton, Parsonsfield, and Gorham.His next business connection was with Rufus and Cyrus King, and his brother Lewis P. Warren.After the death of his father he took the part in carrying on the extensive lumber manufactuing interest which had been built up by his father and uncle.He also, in company with his brother, Lewis P., was associated with different firms in the manufacture of weavers' harnesses, wire, and moccasins.
He became interested in the building of the York and Cumberland Railroad(now the Portland and Rochester), and was one of the directors.Havingownership, on the death of his father, in lands in Pennsylvania and of Aroostook, Me., he made fequent trips to both the West and East in looking after these interests.A Republican since the organization of the party(formerly a Whig), he never sought office, but accepted a place on the staff of the Gorvenor's council, which came to him, unsought, through the influence of friends who knew his worth.
His valued services were appreciated by both Governor Dingley and Gorvernor Connor.It was impossible for him to be otherwise than active.His nature and long-continued practice rquired of him continual labor, and not till 1875, when he became a councilor, was there any relaxation.In 1876, having determined to close up the lumber business entirely, and desirous of making a business for his sons, he commenced the improvement of the island water-power, which, by a division of real estate between him and his brother, Lewis P., April 1, 1876, became his,and arranged to erect a mill for the manufacture of woolen goods.This enterprise he did not live to carry out.The bridge and foundation for the mill were but just completed, when having recently returned from a visit to the Centenial Exposition at Philadelphia with his wife, he took a violent cold at the seaside, wither he had gone to spend the Sabbath with his brother, and forced to take his bed at home on Monday morning, died on the following Saturday.His funeral was largely attended, Governor Connor and his council paying their last respects to the deceased by their presence."
"As a freemason, he was Past Master of Temple Lodge, No. 88, Past High Priest of Eagle Chapter, No. 11, and member of council and commandery at Portland.In the old militia times he was lieutenant and captain.At the time of his death he was trustee of the grammar school fund and of the Saccarappa Savings Bank."
More About George Warren:
Occupation: Self-employed(see notes).
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Children of George Warren and Catherine B. Palmer are:
- William L. Warren, b. May 12, 1843, Portland, Me.
- Ellen L. Warren, b. 1845.
- +George L. Warren, b. October 11, 1847, PORTLAND, Me.
- Charles F. Warren, b. March 29, 1851.
- Fred E. Warren, b. 1864.