William H. Simpson
The Fort Scott Tribune
January 25, 1954

William H. Simpson, 84, retired stonemason and Frisco air brakeman, died at his home, 1238 East Wall, this morning at 9:15. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Konantz Funeral Home.

The deceased was born in Warrensburg, Mo, June 14, 1869, son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Simpson. On Sept. 11, 1907, he was married to Ada Mae Brown at Fort Scott.

Surviving besides the wife are three sons, Clarence of Cherryvale, Kas., Orval of Kansas City, MO., and Forrest M., of 602 Main; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Wurtz, Mrs. Sarah Henning, and Mrs. Dorothy Coleman, all of Kansas City, MO.; 15 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.

Mr. Simpson was one of the stonemasons who worked on the Frary Field Stadium and wall. He was a member of the Baptist church and active in Masonic work.

He served as Tyler (sic) of the A.F. and A.M. Scottish Rite here for 30 years. Mr. Simpson served with the Frisco for 38 years as an air brakeman before becoming a stonemason.

He is the last of a family of six brothers and sisters.

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