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
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
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.