The Goderich Star Wm Warnock died Dec 14, 1924 81st year

A very quiet peaceful gentleman was the late Mr WM Warnock, who passed away at his home on Albert St on Sunday last, in his 81st year. He never  belonged to any of the fraternal societies nor to such organizations as the bowling club, finding all his recreation in his garden. He was always an ardent horticulturist and found his greatest delight in working to get the finest production from Mother Earth. At the time of the St Louis & Paris expositions he achieved fame as the producer of mammoth squash winning diplomas at both of these expositions and a medal at Paris. He also won the Bank of Commerce Medal at the local exhibition. He had been a member of the session of Knox Church. for over 20 years. He was born inTuscarora Brant County and had 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Two brothers, Hugh of Rosshank, Man, and John of New Westminister and Mrs Thomas McKeeof Cal are the surviving brother and sister. When Mr Warnock was still a child the family moved to near Gorrie where they took up a farm. He learned the trade of carriage building at Mount Forest and followed that occupation there and at Harriston for some time. He was married to Miss Margaret Campbell and moved to North Carolina in 1872. After spending a couple of years there he returned to Canada owing to his wife's failing health and after her death he moved to Huston, TX where lived for about 5years and there returned to the old home. After a short period he took upland at Iron Bridge, Algoma. After about a year there he went to Blind River and engaged with the firm of Williams & Murray as machinist in their sawmill and in 1890 came to Goderich. It was Jan 1 of that year he was married to Margaret Murray widow of the late Peter Murray who survives. As on Mr Linneaus Warnock of the first marriage and his 2daughters by his second wife Mrs Spencer Guest of Winnipeg and Mrs Roy Sparling of ______town? also survive. Rev R C. McDermod, pastor of KnoxChurch conducted the funeral services on Tuesday and the pall bearers were Mr J E Tom, Mr Malcolm McKay, Mr Linneaus Warnock and Mr Ray Sparling.