Oregon City Enterprise, April 3, 1874
DEATH OF CHAS. E. WARREN
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Chas. E. Warren, who died at his residence in this city last Saturday evening of small-pox. Mr. Warren was the eldest son of Hon. Henry Warren, and a young man who had just entered active life. He was admitted to the bar in 1870, and for the time he has been in practice, had gained a high standing as an attorney. He was a young man of warm and generous impulses, and won the esteem and confidence of all who knew him. He was married about two years ago, and now leaves a wife and infant daughter. The sad death has cast a gloom over our entire city, and deep and heartfelt is the sorrow for the loss of one who was so beloved and respected. His family and relatives have the sympathies of our citizens and they feel deeply with them in their affliction. Elsewhere we publish the proceedings of the various organizations to which Mr. Warren belonged, and we can only add that the sorrow expressed by them is universal among all our citizens. The sorrow of the wife and relatives of Mr. Warren is indeed great and few can imagine the pain it has caused them to pass from day to day, during his illness, within a few feet of a loved husband and son, in the very agonies of death, without even the poor privilege of visiting him and administering to his wants. They have one consolation, that all was done that could be to save him and relieve his sufferings. But a few days ago, Charles was among us in his usual happy spirit. Now he lies in the city of the dead. And while we feel deeply the blow, let us trust that he is in a better and happier land, and that his spirit has found rest with the Giver of all things.
WELL ATTENDED. – Dr. J. W. Norris, the physician who attended the late Chas. E. Warren, deserves great credit for the able and diligent manner he attended to him. Even at the risk of his own life, he was almost in constant attendance, and did all that human skill could for him. Few men would have risked so much. And while his skill could not avert the hand of death, the friends and relatives of the deceased cannot fail to be grateful to him for his exertions to overcome the fatal disease. The Doctor deserves the thanks of our whole community for his faithfulness.
Charles E. Warren, eldest son of Hon. Henry Warren, died at Oregon City, March the 28th, 1874, agaed 27 years, 5 months and 19 days. He was born in Clinton county, Missouri, on the 9th day of October 1846, and in 1847, while yet an infant, he was brought across the plains to this State by his parents. His childhood was spent at McMinnville, Yamhill county, where he received the rudiments of his education. In 1864 he responded to the call for volunteers, and served his county for one year, at the expiration of which he resumed his studies at the McMinnville College. He next attended the Commercial College in San Francisco, Cal., where he graduated in 1867. After his return to Oregon he entered into the study of law with Messrs. Mitchell and Dolph of Portland. In 1870 he was admitted to the bar of Oregon, after which he established himself at Oregon City. Somewhat later he was also admitted to practice in the District Court of the United States. In 1872 he was married to Miss Ellen Saffarans of Oregon City, now widowed after a happy wedded life of less than 18 months. After being settled, Mr. Warren was rapidly gaining in the esteem and confidence of the community. For one so young in years, he enjoyed a large share of patronage, and met with marked success in his profession. Prospects of advancement, of usefulness, of distinction were unfolding before him, when suddenly, all was cut short by death. His last illness was one of great suffering, increased by the sad necessity of being separated from all his loved ones. Yet he bore all with fortitude, and resignation to the will of his heavenly Father. His last words while conscious – words of unspeakable comfort to his bereaved parents – were “Tell my father I die trusting in the Savior.” Mr. Warren was a member of the order of Odd Fellow, under whose supervision his remains were buried. He was a young man of energy, integrity and more than ordinary ability. His mourning relatives have the heart-felt sympathy of the whole community. His death is felt to be a public loss, and his memory will long be cherished by all who knew him.
Rev. A. J. W.
Name: Charles E Warren
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Oregon
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Oregon 1st Infantry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records
Name: Charles E . Warren
Regiment State/Origin: Oregon Territory
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Oregon Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Film Number: M553 roll 1