Ellen Luthera Warren and Charles Taylor Colony
Ellen Luthera Warren
Ellen Warren Colony was born to Lillian Petts and Norman Warren in 1877. Her family home was on Roxbury Street in Keene. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ellen was a descendant of John Warren, who came from England in 1630 on the “Arbella” with Governor John Winthrop and settled in Salem, Massachusetts. Sumner Warren, Ellen’s grandfather, was a mill owner in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. Ellen was an award winning athlete and an excellent visual artist. A gregarious person, she was a popular character and an active community member. Ellen passed away in February, 1966.
Charles Taylor Colony
Charles worked for the Faulkner and Colony Woolen Mill and later as treasurer of the Cheshire Mill in Harrisville, New Hampshire until his death in November, 1944. Born in 1867, Charles Taylor Colony was the middle child of Horatio I and Emeline Joslin Colony. His siblings were John and Kate Colony. Charles attended Keene schools and excelled in athletics, especially baseball. Hunting, one of his favorite sports, was eventually abandoned due to his love of animals.
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity; attended the Unitarian Church; and belonged to several other organizations, including the Elks and the Wentworth Club.
Charles married Ellen Luthera Warren in 1899 and was given his mother’s family home at 199 Main Street which is now the Horatio Colony House Museum. Ellen and Charles had one child, Horatio Colony II.