1866-1943

Fifth Generation: Daisy Warner < James Warner < William Warner< William Warner < William Warner


Daisy was the sixth child and third daughter of James Warner and Margaret Ann Quinn. She was born in Toronto on April Fools’ Day, April 1, 1866.

I believe that Daisy and her sister Sadie are the two women in this photo, taken about 1906 or 1907, but I don’t know which is which. The man is their father, James. The two children in the foreground are Daisy’s nephew Cecil and niece Ruby. Their other nephew, Harley, is barely visible next to his grandfather on the left. I don’t know who the baby is.

Although she was baptized “Elizabeth” and that seems to be what she was called as a child, it appears that she used just “Daisy” from about the time she entered her teens. Even her death certificate says “Warner, Daisy.”

She had nine siblings:

  1. Martha Warner
  2. William James Warner
  3. Robert John Warner
  4. Hannah Maria Warner
  5. Thomas Benson “Tom” Warner
  6. Sarah “Sadie” Warner
  7. Edward Warner
  8. Ella Warner
  9. Harold Rix “Harry” Warner

Of the ten brothers and sisters, only seven lived to adulthood and only four (William, Hannah, Ella and Harry) went on to have children.

Daisy, like her younger sister Sadie, never married. Born just two years apart, the sisters were extremely close. They both sisters lived with their mother and father while they were living. After both parents had passed, the two sisters bought a house together, at 75 Lawton Boulevard in Toronto, where they lived for the rest of their lives.


Daisy died at Toronto General Hospital on November 26, 1943 at the age of seventy-seven. She was buried in Saint John’s Anglican Church Cemetery.

Toronto Star, November 27, 1943, p 25

To be continued ...