The Honorable Thomas Picton Warlow, (1865-1945)
Thomas Picton Warlow was born in India August 20, 1865 to Edward Picton Warlow, a Captain in the British Army, and Isabelle Mackenzie Warlow. He was educated in France and Switzerland, but moved to Orlando, Florida in 1884 where he trained to be a lawyer. He was admitted to the bar in 1888. At age 29 Warlow became a partner with the firm of Massey & Wilcox, and married Halle Hickcox of Chicago, Illinois.
In 1907, Warlow was appointed County Solicitor for Orange County, Florida. In 1911, he became Judge of the Criminal Court of Record. While serving on the court, Warlow was also influential in the Orlando community. He was a Shriner, an Elk, and a Mason. He gave money and land to the Orlando Country Club. He served as Vice President of the State Bank and Trust. He also was a founding shareholder, in 1920, of the Orlando Orange Groves Company which was the owner and manager of the Lake Avalon Groves.
Warlow died in Brevard, North Carolina September 13, 1945, and is buried next to his wife in Greenwood cemetery, Orlando, Florida.
|The inscription on his grave reads:
GRAND MASTER M W
GRAND LODGE OF FLORIDA
F. & A.M. 1918-1919
GRAND HIGH PRIEST
R.& S.M. 1913
PLACED IN LOVING MEMORY BY
HIS MASONIC BRETHREN