1925 Biography - Joseph Warder

Joseph Warder was the son of Walter of Fauquer County, Virginia. Joseph was born in Kentucky, where he married Ann Thomas, a native of Tennessee, and daughter of Lieut. Thomas Kirkham, of the war of 1812. They came to this county in 1851 and both taught here for many years. Mr. Warder was also a carpenter, and assisted in the building interests of the town. Their children were Elizabeth (2), who married S. B. Parks and resided in Du Quoin, Ill.; Isabel (2), married W. H. Bundy and lived in Marion, Ill.; Walter (2) married Dora (see Bain), they reside in Cairo, Ill. Mr. Warder served in the State Senate from his district several terms. On one occasion in the absence of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, by virtue of being president of the Senate, he was governor of the state for a short period. He is a prominent lawyer and with his son, Walter, compose the firm of Warder and Warder. Mr. and Mrs. Warder lost their only daughter, Winnifred in France during the World War, where she had gone in the service of her country as a member of a gas unit; William Warder (2) married Metta Goodall of Marion, where they now reside and where he is a prominent attorney. They have Laura Belle (3); Hattie (3) married Fred Stotlar; Velsy (3) married Hosea Ferrell; Gertrude (2) married C. J. Mitchellet and resides in first sewing machine and baby carriage in the county. Mrs. Irabel first sewing machine and baby carriage in the county. Mrs. Isabel Marshalk was a sister of Mrs. Warder and also a prominent teacher of this county. She married Dr. Asher and lived in New Burnside for some time. Mrs. Warder and Mrs. Marshalk were sisters of F. C. Kirkham, sheriff of this county 1858.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 456.

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