When William Monroe Fite was born on 7 June 1854, in Princeton, Dallas, Arkansas, United States, his father, Thomas Bethel Fite, was 28 and his mother, Julia Ann Dorris, was 23. He married Lucy Jane Elgar on 3 July 1873, in Hightown, Polk, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1930 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 16 March 1947, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.
Americanized form of German Veit or Veith or one of its Dutch variants such as Feijt and Fijt.