T. C. Warner


    T. C. Warner, D. D. , pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Chattanooga , was born December 11, 1843 , in Medina County , Ohio . His father, Lorenzo Warner, was a native of Connecticut , and in early life moved to Ohio , where he was educated in Western Reserve College and at Ohio Medical College . For about fifteen years he practiced medicine and then turned his attention to the ministry, in which he became eminent. He was a representative in the Ohio Legislature, and for seven years was chaplain of the Ohio penitentiary. He was chaplain of the Fourth Ohio Infantry two years during the late war. The mother, Mary O. Kingsbury, was born in New Hampshire , and in girlhood moved to Ohio . The parents were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as are also their five children. Our subject received his early education in the common schools, and was well advanced in his course at the Ohio Wesleyan University , when the stirring events of the war put a stop to further study. In 1861 he enlisted in Company C, Fourth Ohio Infantry, and after serving two years was discharged on account of wounds received at Fredericksburg , Va. He then returned home, and engaged in mercantile pursuits for some time. He entered the ministry in 1866 and for eighteen years was a member of the Northern Ohio Conference. In 1884 he was called to Chattanooga , and under his able management the church has increased rapidly in prosperity and numbers. While in Ohio Dr. Warren gave public lectures on a variety of subjects. Since coming here the Doctor has thoroughly identified himself with the interests of the South in helping to solve the social and other difficulties that have arisen. In 1864 he married Miss Frances, daughter of Alex. Laughlin of Ohio , and by her became the father of ten children, seven of whom are living. In 1885 he received the degree -of D. D. from Little Rock University . He is a member of the G. A. R., was chaplain of the department of Ohio a year, also of the department of Tennessee and Georgia a year and is now chaplain in chief. He is a member of the executive committee, and trustee of Chattanooga University .
Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887