William Monroe Fite

7 June 1854–16 March 1947 (Age 92)
Princeton, Dallas, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of William Monroe

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 in 1940. 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.

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Family Time Line

William Monroe Fite
Lucy Jane Elgar
Marriage: 3 July 1873
Norman Flennoy Edgar Fite
Amanda Ella Fite
Leroy E Fite
William Thomas Fite
Effie Lenora Fite
Charles Lafayette Fite
Arra Burton Fite
Frederick Leroy Fite
Lewis Edward Fite

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1873Hightown, Polk, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Arapahoe, Kansas Territory, United States 1859: Montana, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Arapahoe, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Arapahoe, Colorado, United States 1902: Denver, Colorado, United States [Denver is a City-County]
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 27
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Veit or Veith or one of its Dutch variants such as Feijt and Fijt.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (7)

    • Wm M Fite in household of Thos Fite, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William M Fite in household of Lewis Edward Fite, "United States Census, 1940"
    • William M Fite, "Colorado, Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Crown Hill Cemetery Records, 1900-1950"

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