RICHARD HENRY WARFIELD
The civic and military life of Capt. Warfield has been one of honor and faithful service.
Comrade R. H. Warfield was a charter member of Post No. 1, G A R., Department of New York, and he is probably the oldest member of the G. A. R. in California. He is also a companion of the California Commandery, M. O. L. L. U. S.,
and a member of the Society of the Army of the Potomac.
Captain Warfield is a resident of Sonoma county, California, and is a member of Rod Matheson Post, No. 16, located at Healdsburg. He was Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge, Knights of Honor, an office he held continuously for five years. He is now, and has been since its organization in 1877, cashier of the Farmers and Mechanics’ Bank of Healdsburg, Sonoma county, California.
When Captain Warfield was elected Department Commander of California, Grand Army of the Republic, there were 59 Posts and 3,500 comrades; at the close of his term there were 90 Posts and 4,545 comrades.
At the last session of the Grand Lodge, K. of H., he was reelected Grand Dictator, which position he is filling with much credit.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Illustrated Fraternal Directory Including Educational Institutions on the Pacific Coast”, Page 244, Publ. Bancroft Co., San Francisco. Cal. 1889.
© 2012 Cecelia M. Setty.