Sunday, January 8, 2017

F. S. Warrick of The Copper Country, Michigan

While attending an estate sale in Memphis last year we purchased this presentation medal commemorating World War I.

On the front it says "United States Forces, The Copper Country Michigan".

The back is particularly interesting because it identifies the soldier by name.

"Presented to F.S.Warrick by the Citizens of The Copper Country, Michigan in Grateful Recognition of Services Rendered in the World War 1917-1918"

I did some research and believe this to be Frederick Stanley Warrick. He was born in England about 1895 and married Iney/Ina Ohman in 1917 at Pewabic Michigan. I find it particularly interesting because the Marriage Record says she was born in Ishpeming, Michigan and that's where my father was born.

According to the 1940 Census of Calumet, Michigan they had at least three children: Muriel, Dorothy and Fred.

In addition to the medal I was drawn to an unusual picture with the subject being a nun. The title of the work is Greeting from the World by Gustav Adolph Kuntz and was framed by L.M. Castner Co., Inc of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

There was one other item I would love to have purchased and would have until they realized there were family photographs inside.  It was a wonderful Victorian photograph book that had quite a few cdv and cabinet photographs, some of them were from Ishpeming.