1887–1963

Sixth Generation: William Robert Warner < William James Warner < James Warner < William Warner< William Warner < William Warner

William Robert Warner, who went by the nickname Willy, was the son of William James Warner and Elizabeth Clark. He was born in Brockport, New York on July 26, 1887. He married Lillian Rose Hamlin in Detroit on October 30, 1906.

They had three children:

  1. Gladys Mabel Warner
  2. Robert Thomas Warner
  3. William Donald Warner

William died in Detroit on October 6, 1963, at the age of 72, and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.* You can visit his grave (virtually) here.


William Robert Warner — colourized version from a photo provided by Jeanne Kohutanycz (click to enlarge)
Original version of the above photo

Note

* William’s obituary, printed in the Detroit Free Press on October 8, 1963 (page 25), says that he died on October 5. His gravestone inscription, however, says October 6.