William Seymour Warren (1848-1926)

William Seymour Warren was born in Cleveland, Ohio, 10 May 1848, the eldest son of William Warren and Mary Ann Seymour. He spent his entire career from 1866 with the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company. He married Fannie Roby Parsons (13 April 1855-22 March 1932) in Chicago on 4 January 1883. Fannie, daughter of Lucius Virgil Parsons and Cornelia Ann Pomeroy, was born in Auburn, New York, but moved with her parents to Chicago by 1860. An accomplished musician, Fannie served as president of the Ladies Amateur Musical Club of Chicago; in this role, she hosted the meeting at which the National Federation of Music Clubs was formed in 1898. William Seymour Warren died on 12 March 1926 and was buried in the family plot in Lake Forest Cemetery.

Children of William and Fannie Warren were:

  1. Lucius Parsons Warren, born 7 July 1885 in Chicago, died 8 February 1967, Traverse City, Michigan. Married (1) Elizabeth Lavinia Huntington (1886-1927) of Memphis, Tennessee, on 7 October 1916; and (2) Lois Nancy Galbraith (1899-1970) of Grundy Center, Iowa, on 30 October 1930.
  2. Marion Parsons Warren, born 28 December 1886 in Chicago, died 29 December 1924 in White Plains, New York. She married Sanger Bright Steel (1889-1927) on 11 June 1914 and moved with him to Hartsdale and Scarsdale, New York. She died on 29 December 1924 of typhoid fever.

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William Seymour Warren, Resident Secretary, Chicago Branch of the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company.

William Seymour Warren was born in Cleveland, Ohio, May 10th, 1848, and is a son of the late William Warren, who was Resident Secretary from 1875 to the time of his death in November, 1889. Mr. Warren was educated in the high schools of Cincinnati, and entered the Insurance business as an office boy at Chicago, December 3rd, 1866. He was City Manager of the Liverpool & London & Globe at Chicago when his father died, and was appointed, together with Mr. George Crooke, to succeed him. Mr. Crooke withdrew in December, 1892, leaving Mr. Warren sole Secretary. His entire business life, from his school days to the present time, has been devoted to the service of the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company.

Mr. Warren was married at Chicago, January 4th, 1883, to Miss Fannie R. Parsons, and has two children, a boy and girl. He is a member of the Union League Club of Chicago.

Hold Funeral Tomorrow for William S. Warren

The funeral of William Seymour Warren, for fifty years resident manager of the Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance company, will be held from St. Chrysostom's church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Lake Forest. Mr. Warren died Friday at his home, 423 Barry avenue. Mr. Warren was 77 years old and is survived by his widow and one son, L. Parsons Warren.

Chicago Tribune, 14 March 1926

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