William Elmer Fuson: eldest son of Jonathan A. and Martha Jane Fuson was born July 21, 1873 on a farm in the Little Creek community and died May 2, 1948 in Hartville. He made a profession of faith in Christ at an early age
and united with the Little Creek Baptist Church. After moving to Hartville, he placed his membership with the Hartville Baptist Church. He married Nancy Lou Kindrick February 5, 1899 and to this union were born five
children. He was preceded in death by a son Lotus Ferrin. Survivors are his wife Lou; 3 daughters Mrs. I. E. Taylor, Mrs. F. E VanNoy and Mrs. Karl Brownmiller; a son Ovis H.; a brother Dr. J. A. Fuson; 2 sisters Mrs. Alfred Latimer and Mrs. Jason Findley; 9 grandchildren.
Most of Mr. Fuson’s early life was spent in the Little Creek community. As a young man and for a few years following his marriage, he engaged in the teaching profession, having taught eighteen years in rural schools near his home, followed by four years service as a county school commissioner. Following his work in the educational field he spent several years as a farmer and stockman, fifteen of which were in active partnership with the late Frank Henslee.
In 1921 he moved his family to Hartville where he served as Postmaster for twelve years. During the active years of his life he was prominent in civic, political and religious affairs. He served as clerk of the Wright County Baptist Association for nineteen years and was instrumental in the formation and activity of the Wright County Singing Convention. For approximately forty years he was associated with the Wright County Bank. Most of this time he served as chairman of the board of directors. In recent years he had been in declining health and for several months preceding his death had been confined to his home. Funeral services were held in Little Creek Church by Dr. William H. Clark of Wellington, KS, assisted by Rev. V. L. Stanley of Hartville. Burial was in Little Creek Cemetery located on the farm owned by Mr. Fuson for more than thirty years.
Wright County Republican, May 13, 1948
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman