Philip G. Warner

Philip G. Warner, a prominent business man of Easton, occupies a responsible position as Superintendent in the employ of the Prudential Life Insurance Company of Newark, N.J.  He is now in charge of the Easton district, which comprises part of Northampton, Bucks and Monroe Counties, PA., and Warren and Hunterdon Counties, N. J.  He is thoroughly familiar with and competent in the management of the affairs devolving upon him, for his entire business life has been passed in this field of work.


Our subject's paternal grandfather, Philip Warner, was a native of Germany, born June 15, 1814, and came to the United States in the year 1838. He settled in Baltimore, where he carried on his trade as a confectioner until his death, February 28, 1885 at the age of seventy-one years. He was always much interested in the welfare of the Democratic party. In religion he was a Catholic. To himself and wife, Margaret (Volk) Warner, were born three sons and five daughters: Charles, who served in the late Rebellion; George; John; Theresa; Lizzie: Josephine; Mary, wife of Charles Milske, a contractor and builder in Baltimore; and Minnie, wife of William Halberstadt, a shoe-dealer in Philadelphia.


Charles, the father of our subject, was born in Germany, on the 29th of January, 1836, and learned the baker's and confectioner's trades. His home was principally in Philadelphia, but after the death of his wife, who before her marriage was Eva M. Conrad, he took up his abode in Cincinnati. He is a Democrat, and religiously is a Catholic.  During the Civil War he enlisted, on the 22d of August, 1864, in Company D, Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Capt. Henry DeCrauzatt. He participated in the battles of Harper's Ferry, Harrison Landing, Va., and Gettysburg, in the latter engagement receiving a gunshot wound in the thigh. October 12, 1863 he took out naturalization papers, and afterwards enlisted in Company G. Twenty-first Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanded by Captain Geis and Colonel Bollier.  He served faithfully until the close of the war, making a good record for his valiant conduct and faithfulness to duty.  He became the father of three children; George P., a provision dealer at Jenkintown, Pa.; Philip G., our subject; and Charles J., who is also a produce dealer in Jenkintown.  The mother of these children was born July, 1837, and died April 25, 1870, aged thirty-three years.


The birth of our subject occurred March 17, 1864, in Philadelphia, and in the excellent schools of that city he obtained a good education.  His further studies were prosecuted in the Sisters' School, from which he graduated in 1876.  Soon afterwards he became agent for various fire-insurance companies, and was their representative until February 17, 1888, when he entered the service of the Prudential Life Insurance Company, having its office at Seventh and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia.  There he continued to do business until February 28, 1889, when he was promoted to the post of Assistant Superintendent for the company, over the district comprising Delaware and Chester counties, Pa.  Until July 28, 1890, he was stationed at Chester, Pa., but at that time it became necessary for him to removed to York, this state, as he was given the superintendency of the counties of York and Lancaster.  In February, 1891, he was transferred to Danville, Pa., assuming charge of Montour, Columbia and parts of Northumberland, Lycoming and Snyder Counties.  April 11, 1892, he was placed in charge of the Easton district, previously referred to, and is till ably managing the affairs of this office.


April 30, 1884, Mr. Warner wedded Alice Veronica, daughter of John Russel, a boiler-maker of Philadelphia.  Two sons and a daughter have been born to them, their names being Joseph, Philip J. and Gertrude.  Though liberal in his views of suffrage, Mr. Warner inclines toward Democratic principles.



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