Earle Spear, eldest son and second child of Henry D. and Frances Belle (Spear) Warner, was born in Phelps, Ontario county, New York, August 12, 1880. His early and preparatory education was obtained in the public schools. He then entered Hobart College, whence he was graduated, class of 1902. with the degree of Bachelor of Letters. Choosing the profession of law he entered the law department of Cornell University, whence he was graduated, Bachelor of Laws, class of 1905. He was admitted to the bar of New York state the same year, and in January, 1906. opened an office in Phelps for the practice of law, where he still continues. In 1908 he was chosen village attorney, and is still in that office. He is president of the Phelps Business Men’s Club, and in 1910 was chosen treasurer of the Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, and Honeoye Falls Firemen’s Association. Mr. Warner is a Republican in politics, and a Universalist in religious faith: his societies are: Sincerity Lodge, No. 20, Free and Accepted Masons, of Phelps: Newark Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Geneva Commandery, No. 29, Knights Templar; Damascus Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Rochester. His college fraternities are : Theta Delta Chi and Phi Delta Phi, a legal fraternity. He married, November 26, 1907. Selma. daughter of Charles H. and Lucretia (Dillingham) Holbrook.
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