Charles Warr (1862-1939) was born in Preston. His father ran a store on the corner of High Street and Warr Avenue, Preston. Charles was one of the original pupils at the South Preston State School in 1866. He married Elizabeth Jane Williams in 1886.
In 1904 Warr was elected to the Preston Council and continued to serve as Councillor for the next twenty one years. He was Shire President in 1906-7 and again in 1916-17.
A staunch Rechabite, Warr was a member of the Preston Rechabite Lodge from 1881 to 1935, serving for many years as the Lodge Secretary.
Preston Historical Society (1968). Brief biographies of prominent Preston People. Preston, Vic: Author.