George A. Warrell

Page 522 - George A. Warrell is proprietor of the prosperous business conducted under the title of the Warrell Sign Company, and his well equipped establishment, know for the excellence of all products, is at 37 Market street, northwest, in his native city of Grand Rapids. Mr. Warrell was born in this city May 26, 1877, and is a son of Herman Warrell, who was born in France and whose wife was born in the state of New York, her death having occurred when her son George A., of this sketch, was but seven years old. Herman Warrell gave thirty-five years of service as a United States mail carrier in Grand Rapids, was then transferred to California, and in that state he is now living retired. George A. Warrell profited by the advantages of the Grand Rapids public schools, including the high school, and as a youth he entered upon an apprenticeship to the trade of sign painter. He has long been recognized as a skilled workman at this trade, and has shown exceptional artistic and technical ability in all of his productions. Since 1900 he has been engaged independently in the sign business, and such is his reputation that he has been called upon to supply business signs in many of the cities and villages of western Michigan, while in Grand Rapids his list of patrons has been large and representative from the time that he initiated his independent business under the title of the Warrell Sign Company. Henry A., the elder of the two sons of Mr. Warrell, is now associated with his fatherís business. He is married and has two children, Jack and Mary Ellen. Howard is the second child of the subject of this review and he likewise continued to reside in Grand Rapids. Blanche, the elder daughter, is the wife of Frederick Watson, of Grand Rapids, and they have one child, Robert. Margery, youngest of the children, is the wife of John Van Hattem, of Grand Rapids and they have a daughter, Lottie.

Transcriber:  Nancy Myers
Created: 8 November 2002