Woman of the Century/Marion E. Knowlton Warner
WARNER, Mrs. Marion E. Knowlton, poet and story writer, burn in Geneva, Ohio, 15th June, 1839. She is a lifelong resident of the Western Reserve of Ohio, near Lake Erie. Her home is in Unionville, Lake county. A lineal descendant of the original Dutch of New York and of those who bore honorable part in the nation's struggle for liberty and independence, she inherits many strong traits of character. MARION E. KNOWLTON WARNER. She in early life gave evidence of the literary instinct, and she was not long in developing a taste for standard literature that has been abundantly gratified. At the age of eighteen her first story was published in the Cleveland "Gleaner," followed by others at frequent intervals. Her stories appeared in the local papers, giving evidence of more than average ability and attracting attention. About the same time she began to write poetry. Though afflicted with oft-recurring and severe illness, and though since the demise of her husband, some years ago, she has been occupied with the care of a large portion of his estate and with the guardianship of her young daughter, still she has found time for literary pursuits, and has contributed a collection of poems, published from time to time, generally over the signature " M. E. W."