Warner T. McGuinn:

Personal Life

Warner T. McGuinn was born in Goochland County, near Richmond, Virginia in November of 1859 to Jared and Fannie McGuinn. [1] His brother the Rev. Robert A. McGuinn (1852-?) was also born in Virginia and moved to Baltimore. [2] A half-brother, the Rev. William M. Alexander (1852-1919), was pastor of Sharon Baptist Church in Baltimore and the first editor of the Afro-American. McGuinn was educated in public schools in his native county, in Richmond, and in Baltimore. McGuinn graduated from Lincoln University in 1884, studied law at Howard (1884-5) and graduated from Yale Law in 1887. Noteworthy items from his Yale years include the presidency of the Law Club, a prize in oratory, and the commencement of a friendship with Mark Twain. The famous writer decided to finance the studies of the young McGuinn after meeting him and discovering that the student was working to pay his way through school. [3]

McGuinn married Anna L. Wallace, also Virginia-born and daughter of Harrietta (1840-1927) and William Wallace, in about 1892 (born 3/60). Their daughter Alma was born in September 1895. [4] The McGuinns lived at 1911 Division Street. [5]

Anna died in 1929. [6] Warner McGuinn died in Philadelphia at his daughter Alma's house on July 10, 1937. [7]

Professional Career



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