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KENTUCKY DIRECTORY For the Use of Courts, State and County Officials and General Assembly of the State of Kentucky. Frank K. Kavanaugh, 1922
JUSTICE. – Settle, Hon. Warner Elmore, Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Son of Simon and Mary Barnett Settle. Born on a farm two miles from Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, January 21, 1850. Reared by his maternal grandfather, the Hon. Thomas R. R. Barnett, who served the people of Green County twenty-four years as County Judge and frequently represented them in the Legislature. Judge Settle received his education in the schools of Greensburg, and at a school for young men, taught by the late Maj. H. M. Lane. The emancipation of slaves, of which Judge Settle’s family were considerable owners, compelled him to forego the college education which he had intended to acquire, and caused him to work several years upon his grandfather’s farm. He adopted the law as his profession; pursued his legal studies in the office of the Hon. William H. Chelf, of Greensburg. In 1870 he moved to Bowling Green, where he has since made his home. Was admitted to the bar September 15, 1871, and for twenty-one years practiced law with success. Was twice elected city attorney of Bowling Green, 1872 and 1874. Was elected Circuit Judge of the Eighth Judicial District, in 1892, and again in 1897. Resigned the office December 31, 1902, to accept that of Judge of the Court of Appeals, to which he as elected from the Second Appelate District in November, 1902, and was re-elected Nov. 1910. Judge Settle was married on November 2, 1875, to Miss Shelly Rodes, daughter of the Hon. Robert Rodes, of Bowling Green, Ky. They have six children: Mary, wife of Dr. H. R. Kellog, of Louisville, Ky.; Robert Rodes Settle, of Frankfort; Warner Elmore Settle, Jr., of Frankfort; Henry Thomas Settle, Midshipman in the United States Navy; Rachel Covington Settle, wife of James Hector Currie, Marideon, Miss., and Francis Elizabeth Settle, residing with her parents.