HORACE WARREN, Postmaster and merchant at Alleyton, was born in Wayne Co., Mich., Oct. 27, 1836. His parents, Chancellor C. and Laura A. (Carlton) Warren, were natives respectively of the State of New York and Ohio. They became residents of Wayne Co., Mich., and afterwards of Newaygo County, where the father died in 1879. The mother is still living with her children.
Mr. Warren was married at the age of 24 years when he bought 120 acres of land in Newaygo County, mostly in a wild state. He continued to improve this for seven years, when he rented the property and embarked in a mercantil enterprise at Aetna, where he operated two years. In September, 1872, he opened his present establishment at Alleyton, and with the exception of three years he has conducted the same. During the time mentioned he was engaged in farming and teaming. He received the appointment of Postmaster at Alleyton under President Arthur. In politics he is a Republican and ahs held the position of Treasurer of Everett Township two and a half years, has been Clerk three years, Justice of the Peace four years, and in July, 1883, was appointed Notary Public. He is a member of the Order of Masons.
He was married in Denver Township, Nov. 10, 1862, to Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Herman and Charlotte (Keirstead) Forbes, natives respectively of Canada and New Brunswick. Mrs. Warren was born in Canada, March 22, 1838. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Warren are: Maria S., Ida C., Augustus L. and Ralph E.