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Charles Warner


Mr. Charles Warner, purveyor of crab, was born on November 20, 1869 in New York City to Mr. Robert Warner. His mother is not yet known. He was first married at the age of 25, possibly in New York.

We first find him in Westminster, Maryland in the 1920 Census, when he was living as a servant in the household of Mr. Dennis Smith, a farmer who lived on the Westminster Road. Unfortunately, he was widowed and no children were living with him.

In the early 1920s, he married Ms. Amaza Holt, a native of Virginia. The Warners lived together in a house they owned on Charles Street. He worked various odd jobs. He was the janitor for Robert Moton High School, the segregated high school serving the African American students. Mr. Warner also sold crab and crab sandwiches in the city. The couple had two sons. 

Mr. Charles Warner died on January 29, 1936, from complications of pneumonia. He is buried in an unmarked grave in Ellsworth Cemetery.

Carroll County Times, 31 Jan 1936

Carroll County Times, 21 Feb 1936