Edward Samuel Warn was born in Bristol on 6 July 1867, son of George Warn, a warehouseman, and Eliza Young, a laundress, who were married at St. Paul's, Portland Sq. on 28 Aug 1850. The family lived at 3 Lion Street, St. Philip's and this is likely where Edward was born and grew up, he was one of at least 9 children. By 1891 the family had either moved to 6 Lion Street or the houses had been re-numbered, Edward's father had died in 1890 and Eliza was bringing up the remaining children, Edward was earning his keep as a Grocer's assistant. Edward married Caroline Matilda Shobbrook at Stapleton Road Congregational Chapel, by C. R. Parsons, late president of Old Market Men's Bible Class on Tues. 4 Sept. 1894. The couple had 2 children, George Stanley Warn b.1895 but died sadly the following year and Nellie Matilda Warn b.1897 who survived to go on and marry Reginald George Knight in 1921.
After Edward married, his younger brother William Henry had a Grocer shop at 16 Whitehall Road which he rented at £17 per annum, the property was sold in Feb. 1896 with William as tenant. This may have been where Edward worked initially. Brother Walter was also a grocer at 81 Pennywell Road in 1897. By 1897 Edward had his own shop in Heber Street, Moorfields, St. George (directory listing).
From the Western Daily Press - Tuesday 25 July 1899 page 2, Edward is advertising for a smart youth to drive a horse, accustomed to the mineral water trade, to apply at Colston Road, Easton. He continued at this corner shop until at least February 1924 at which point he sold of two large boilers, presumably part of his ginger beer manufactory. The house at 72 Colston Road, 6 roomed and fitted with a bath and geyser, plus a large shed, also came on the market that month, and this seemed to signal Edward's retirement from the trade.
After Edward retired the couple moved to 675 Muller Road where they lived until "WARN:—Caroline Matilda, beloved wife of Edward Samuel Warn, (died) on December 16 (1939), at B.R.I. At Rest, after much suffering, patiently and cheerfully borne. Interment at Greenbank, Wednesday, 2.30." The Muller road address was vacant in August 1945 and Edward was moved to Brislington House.
Edward Samuel Warn of Brislington House, Brislington, Bristol, died 12 February 1946.
|2 Gallon Stoneware Tap Jar|
337 (On shoulder) / THIS JAR IS THE PROPERTY OF / E. S. WARN /
BRISTOL / ANY PERSON ILLEGALLY USING OR DETAINING SAME / WILL BE
PROSECUTED (On front).
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