Arthur G. Warner

Arthur G. Warner, well known  as the president and treasurer of the Connecticut Marble and Tile Company of New  Haven is descended in both paternal and maternal lines from families connected  with the history of New England through four or more generations. Among the most  prominent ancestors in the Revolutionary War was Captain John Warner, of whom  Arthur G. Warner was a direct descendant, while the Chatfield family, the  maternal line, manifested equal loyalty and valor in the trying period which  gave rise to the American Republic.

His father, Egbert L. Warner, was born in  Morris, CT, and at Oxford married Harriet C. Chatfield. In the early 1870's they  removed to New Haven, but after a short period took up their abode at Southbury,  CT, where the father engaged in farming for a number of years. Later he removed  to New Haven where he engaged in the real estate business but eventually retired  from commercial pursuits and lived upon the magnificent G. S. Warner estate in  New Haven, where passing away in 1898 at the age of 67 years. His widow survived  him for more than a decade, dying in New Haven in February 1910, at the advanced  age of eighty years. Three children were born of their marriage: Mrs. Mary L.  Hosley (or Hasley), living in East Haven; Mr. Arthur G. and Mr. Nathan J., both  of New Haven.

Following periods of study in  Westville and Southbury, Connecticut, Arthur G. Warner who was born at Oxford,  CT December 12, 1866, entered the Parker Academy at Woodbury and there completed  his education. It was his desire to learn the machinist's trade and he entered  enthusiastically upon the task, but the indoor work with the constant breathing  of fine particles of iron and steel dust, brought on serious throat trouble  and the family physician advised him to abandon that line of activity. He  therefore turned his attention to clerical work, and in Newton, CT, found  employment with L. B. Booth, with whom he continued for three years, after which  he was employed in a similar capacity at Ansonia for one year.

In 1889 he became  an employee of T. W. Corbett of New Haven, with whom he was closely associated  in business from 1889 until 1904, or for a period of fifteen years. At that time  the Connecticut Marble and Tile Company was organized and he became its  treasurer and manager, so continuing for three years, or until 1907, when he was  elected president and treasurer. He is the active head of this fast growing  institution, the business of which has developed along substantial lines until  it is now an important industrial undertaking in the  city.

On the 12th day of April 1887, Mr . Warner was  married to Miss Bertha M. Botsford, of Stepney, CT, who died in New Haven in  1908. She was the daughter of Eugene Botsford, of Newton, and by her marriage  became the mother of four children. The eldest Earl B., born in Ansonia, CT,  married Marion Page of New Haven, and they have two children: Arthur G. and  Margaret. George T. B., born in New Haven is married and resides in Minneapolis,  Minnesota. Russell G. is a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School and is  now an instructor of
electrical engineering at Yale. He married Miss Vera  Chandler of New Haven. Marion, born in New Haven, is attending the State Normal  School at New Britain. For his second wife, Arthur G. Warner married Miss Bertha  Chambers, of New York City, a daughter of Thomas Chambers. They were married  August 24, 1910, and have one child, Bennett Chambers, born in New Haven, July  24, 1915.

Mr. Warner holds membership in Christ  Church of New Haven, is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Sons of the  American Revolution, the Union League Club, the Army and Navy Club of New York  and the Chamber of Commerce.

Politically he maintains an in dependant course and  his military experience has come to him as a member of the Governor's Foot  Guard, being at the present time a line officer in that organization. His life  has been in harmony with that of an honorable ancestral record of a family  connected with Connecticut from early colonial days and who at all times have  been loyal to the interests of the state and nation, and have stood for progress and improvement.

From: A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County. By Everett Gleason Hill, 1918