Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HORACE MAYNARD WARWICK, a prosperous
farmer residing two miles south of Moscow, Washington, was born in Anderson
county, Tennessee, August 10, 1854, the son of Willis and Elizabeth (Lewis)
Warwick, both natives of Tennessee. The father was born in Knox county,
was of English descent, and died in the state of his birth. The mother,
also dead, was the daughter of Jesse Lewis, a lieutenant in the War of
1812. Mr. Warwick has one brother, Joseph, and another brother, Burton,
H. M. Warwick came west in 1874 to Portland,
Oregon, via San Francisco, and located on a farm in Linn county, Oregon.
Prior to that time he lived in his native state where he attended the rural
schools and acquired a good education. In the fall of 1882 he came
to Dayton, Washington, and to his present home in the spring of 1883.
Here he took a homestead and set about with the limited means at his command
to improve it. He endured many hardships and vicissitudes in order
to accomplish his purpose, owing to the newness of the country, but his
success has been almost phenomenal. He has over one thousand acres
of land, seven hundred and sixty acres of which are suitable to agricluture,
and four hundred utilized for pasture, a large herd of cattle, and some
horses. His house and farm buildings are among the finest in the
vicinity and everything about his farm betokens thrift and prosperity.
He farms principally as a business but does some speculating in grain and
horses. He is one of the shareholders in the Moscow Grain Company,
of which he is now one of the directors and has been president. He
is a member of the K. O. T. M., and is a leading spirit in the educational
welfare of the youth of his locality.
During the autumn of 1878 W. M. Warwick was
married to Sarilda Petre, and to this union have been born six children:
Viola S., wife of Olie Mangis, of Moscow, Washington; Edna J., wife of
George Black, of Moscow; Jesse L., Clyde, George B., and Denny, in Lincoln