Tuesday morning before daylight I was in Kankakee, called there to conduct a burial service.
MRS. E.B. WARRINER, whom many at Creston will remember, died at her home in Kankakee on Sunday, Feb. 26, being over 71 years of age. It was her special wish, also the wish of the family, that I should attend the burial. The three living children, Lewis H., Lucy A., and Edwin B. were present, and also five grandchildren. Four others were in Chicago.
The Warriner name belongs fully to our Lake County history, as Hon. Lewis Warriner, the grandfather of the three named above, settled as a pioneer in 1887 where is now the home of Herbert Esty, and was our first Lake County representative, took our first census in 1840, and was postmaster for many years, leaving our county about 1856. Lewis H. Warriner, his grandson, now a resident of Chicago, proposes to attend our celebration in August 1900. Our pioneer children and their descendants do not forget us and we ought not to forget them. The members of the Warriner family and others at Kankakee were glad that it was possible for me to be with them at the time of the burial of the earth form of Mrs. Warriner, and to give them words of comfort and Christian hope.
The weather here has been lately genuine spring weather. Some of my friends have been making maple syrup. I would have been with them this week if I had not been called away. Two or three thunder showers today, but now at four o'clock, bright, warm and plenty of Kentucky mud. All well here.
Go to Timothy Horton Ball, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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