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Maj. George E. Warner, dealer in general merchandise, was born in Sullivan County, N.H., in 1843. He went to Boston, Mass., at the age of twelve to earn the dry goods business. In 1862 he enlisted in the 6th Mass. battery, and at the end of six months, entered the 10th U.S. colored corps as first lieutenant; was promoted to Major, and discharged in that rank in 1867; came to Onawa, Ia., and engaged in his present business. He was married in 1868 to Mollie E. Morrison, of Onawa, and has one child, a daughter.