Warner Alvin Mayle was born in 1874 Barbour County, WV, the son of Richard Z. and Mary (Minard) Mayle. As a boy, in about 1884, he and his parents and siblings settled for good in or near Avon, Doddridge County.
Warner never married, preferring the life of a bachelor.
For many years, Warner was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and as a teamster driving wagon loads of material.
Circa 1917, when he registered for the federal military draft during World War I, Warner was employed as a coal miner for the Robinson and Davis Coal Company of Flemington, Taylor County, though maintaining his permanent address in Long Run. On the draft card, he listed his race as white.
Warner resided for many years with his bachelor brother Hezekiah on the old farm on Long Run.
At the age of 75 on Jan. 28, 1950, Warner died of a heart attack.
He was buried in Stanley No. 1 Cemetery on Buckeye, and his obituary was published in the West Union Herald. Only a small rusted metal plaque marks his final resting place today.