Champion James Waring died October 11, 1932, in Provident Hospital, Chicago, of acute peritonitis, after an emergency operation. He was born in Charleston, S. C, February 23, 1853, his parents being Aaron J., and Eliza Jane (Moore) Waring. He fitted at the Preparatory Department of Oberlin College. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi.
After graduation he went to Galveston, Tex., and taught there in the public schools until about 1888. He was next at Topeka, Kans., and then in Chicago, first as a teacher, and then for seven years in real estate business. Meanwhile he began the study of medicine, and continued it for three years. Then turning to the law, he graduated from Chicago Law School in 1898, was admitted to the bar in that year, and began a practice which was successfully continued until his death. August 3, 1929, he received injuries which nearly proved fatal and from which he never entirely recovered. In 1926-8 he was president of the Cook County Bar Association.
November 27, 1885, he was married to Cora F., daughter of Thomas M. and Maria Calhoun of Galveston, who lost her life in the Galveston flood, September 8, 1900, while on a visit to her former home. They had two daughters, the elder of whom, Elizabeth, died March 1, 1918, and the younger, Vivian A., now Mrs. Miller, lives at 11362 Bishop St., Chicago.