T. H. Warrington is one of the active business men of Redding, California. He was born in Pietou, Prince County, Canada, February 17, 1854. His father, William Warrington, a native of England, emigrated to Canada in 1821. In 1838 he married Margaret Cooper, who was born in the north of Ireland of Scotch ancestry. They had seven children, four of whom are living, the subject of this sketch being the youngest. He was educated in Canada and there learned telegraphy. In 1875 he came direct to Shasta, California. He followed farming in Contra Costa County until 1880. Then for a year he was clerk and coal weigher for the Black Diamond Coal Mining Company. In 1881 he became telegraph operator for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company; in the fall of 1882 was sent as their agent to Marfa, Texas; in 1888 was transferred to El Paso; and in 1889, to Marcalles. In July, 1890, he came to Redding as ticket and freight agent.
Mr. Warrington was married, in 1873, to Miss Mary Adelaide Bongard, a native of Prince Edward County. Her parents were English people. They have one child now living, Mary Neda, born in Texas. Mr. Warrington is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and his wife is a member of the Eastern Star. They attend the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Republican.
Source: Memorial and Biographical History of Northern
California, Lewis Publishing Co. , 1891 page 774-775
Transcribed by: Melody Landon Gregory August 2004