William Monroe Fite

Male7 June 1854–16 March 1947

Brief Life History 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 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.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (9)

  • Wm M Fite in household of Thos Fite, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William M. Fite, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William M Fite, "United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1873Hightown, Polk, Texas, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    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 7

    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

    1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

    Age 27

    Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

    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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