“Born at Sherborn, Mass., Nov. 22, 1849. Son of Vorestus and Mary Rosaline (Butler) Ware. PREPARED at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.
IN COLLEGE: 1873-75.
MARRIED to Ellen Coleman Paine, Brownsville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 1884. CHILDREN: Warren Paine, born Oct. 8, 1886; Mary Paine, born Feb. 22, 1888; Dorothy, born July 6, 1893; Eliza Evelyn, Feb. 1, 1900.
OCCUPATION: Cotton Planter.
ADDRESS: Station G, Route 4, Memphis, Tenn.
AFTER completing my Sophomore year I visited the West intending to return in the fall for my Junior year, became engaged in business, and, though urges by Dr. A.P. Peabody and Dean Gurney to return, I allowed the golden opportunity to pass and have ever since regretted it. I came to Memphis directly after the yellow fever epidemic of 1878, and have resided here ever since except for the four years directly following my marriage when I lived in Cincinnati, O., doing newspaper work. Returning to Memphis I have been engaged in newspaper work or life insurance until six years ago; since then I have devoted my life to cotton planting and general farming, especially stock raising. Until a year ago I have lived a quiet, contented life, but last September, in an evil moment, I put the proceeds of a bale of cotton in my pocket, bought a round trip ticket to Boston, and spent a month in and around Boston. (My first visit in thirty-eight years.) The important result of my trip is that it has left me dissatisfied and actually envious of those who live in that favored city. I now plan to visit Massachusetts soon and look up such of my old friends and classmates as I can.
My daughter, Mary Paine is married.
I am a member of the Unitarian Society and Club, Memphis, Tenn.”
Source: Seventh Report by Harvard College Class of 1877, Privately Printed for the Class by Plimpton Press -Norwood – Massachusetts, 1877, page 288