ROBERT LEE WARREN, M. D.  

    During the fifteen years that he has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Dunn; Dr. Robert Lee Warren has attained a recognized position among the leaders of his profession in Harnett County by reason of native and acquired talent and the fidelity that has always characterized his services to suffering humanity. Possessed of a true liking for the vocation which he has made his life work, he has constantly endeavored to keep fully abreast of its latest discoveries, and a great deal of his time is spent in study and research in order that he may make himself of still greater usefulness.

Doctor Warren was born June 25, 1887, on a farm in Cumberland County, North Carolina, and is a son of W. B. and Keturah (Lee) Warren, the former a native of Sampson County and the latter of Cumberland County.  W. B. Warren in his earlier life was an agriculturist and for years was a tiller of the soil in Cumberland and Harnett counties.  He was one of the highly respected men of his community, and in his death, which occurred October 16, 1916, his community lost a reliable and public-spirited citizen.  Mrs. Warren survives him and is a resident of Dunn.

After attending the public schools of Dunn Robert Lee Warren pursued a course at Buies Creek Academy, after which he entered the University of North Carolina and took part of the academic course and two years of medicine. He finished his medical education at Tulane University, New Orleans, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1911, and in the' same year settled at Dunn, where he has been engaged in a successful general medical and surgical practice to the present. Doctor Warren, as has been noted, is a close and careful student of his calling, and a member of the Harnett County Medical Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, the Fifth District Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He maintains high professional ethics and has the friendship and esteem of his fellow-practitioners.  In addition to his large practice; which is cared for from his offices in the First National Bank Building, he has extensive farming interests and carries on operations in a modern way.  Fraternally he is a thirty-second degree Mason, a Knight Templar and a member of Sudan Temple, A. A. O. N. M.S., and the local Shrine Club, and also belongs to the Knights of Pythias. .During the World war he belonged to the Medical Reserve Corps, but was not called for active duty.  Politically a democrat has not cared for public office.  His religious faith is that of the Baptist Church, in which he serves as a deacon.

In January .21, 1913, Doctor Warren was united in marriage with Miss Jessie Allen, daughter of Howard and Sue (Wiggins) Allen, natives of Warren County. Mr. Allen was a bookkeeper in early life and late a farmer, and was a man of prominence and influence in his community, where he served for several years in the office of sheriff.  His death occurred December 12, 1912, while he is still survived by his widow, now a resident of Dunn.  Doctor and Mrs. Warren are the parents of four children: Genevieve, born November 10, 1914; William Howard, born June 7, 1916; Sue Allen, born December 2, 1918; and Helen .Frances, born October 14, 1923.  Mrs. Warren is interested in local affairs, particularly in those of the Baptist Church, in which she takes an active part. The pleasant family home is located at 400 South Magnolia Avenue.