- Ralph L. Langenheim
Warman, Cy (22 June 1855–07 April 1914), journalist and author, was born near Greenup, Illinois, the son of John Warman, a farmer, and Nancy Askew. He was educated in the common schools and became a farmer. When “old enough to vote” he sold his crop and horses, took a partner, and started a wheat brokerage at Pocahontas, Illinois. The business lasted only two weeks because his first large shipment to St. Louis arrived just as the wheat market collapsed. In 1879 he married Ida Blanche Hays; they had no children, and she died in 1887....