William Henry Fuqua
- Born: 15 Apr 1858, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa
- Marriage: Emma Adeline Prather on 31 Dec 1877 in Mission Valley, Harrison County, Iowa
- Died: 2 Aug 1928, Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri at age 70
- Buried: 5 Aug 1928, Prarie Home Cemetery, Holdredge, Phelps County, Nebraska, Plot: B 77
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1860, Iowa, Appanoose County, Shoal Creek Township, Centerville Post Office, Roll 311 Book 1, Page 464. Age 3 yrs.
• Census, 1870, Iowa, Harrison County, Cincinnati Township, Yazoo Post Office, Roll 395 Book 1, Page 21b. Age 13 yrs., works on farm.
• Census, 1880, Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Rockford Township, Roll 361 Book 1, Page 398b. Age 22 yrs., farmer.
• Census, 1900, Nebraska, Phelps County, Sheridan Township, Roll 936 Book 2, Page 57a. Age 42 yrs., married 22 yrs.
• Census, 1910, Nebraska, Phelps County, 2-WD Holdredge, Roll 853 Book 1, Page 102a. Age 52 yrs., Living at 428 Miller Street.
• Census, 1920, Nebraska, Phelps County, Holdredge Township, Holdridge City, Image 6 of 35. Age 62 yrs., laborer, odd jobs.
• Obituary, Aug 1928, Holdredge, Phelps County, Nebraska. OLD TIME RESIDENT OF HOLDREGE DIES - William Henry Fuqua
William Henry Fuqua was born near Centerville, Iowa, on April 15, 1858, and died August 2, 1928 aged 70 years, 3 months, and 18 days.
On December 30th, 1887 he was married to Emma Adline Prather at Mission Valley, Iowa. Four children were born to them, there daughters and one son. Although Mr. Fuqua has lived for a time at several places yet he spent most of his life in and around Holdrege. At the time of his death he lived at Sarcoxie, Missouri.
He was a good husband, father, and neighbor and always was considered to be a true citizen of the community and the country in which he lived. In 1883 he united with the Methodist Church at Bradshaw, Nebraska and became a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Holdrege more than twenty years ago. He retained his membership in the church until his death.
There are left to mourn his departure his companion through life, Mrs. Emma Fuqua, the son, Harry Fuqua, of Douglas, Wyoming, the three daughters, Mrs. Gracie Blomstrom of Trenton, Nebraska, Mrs. Iva Sohus, of Ragan, Nebraska, and Mrs. Edna Hornbeck of Douglas, Wyoming. There are also four brothers, John on Elmcreek, Nebraska, Homer of Holdrege, Nebraska, Noah, of Holyoke, Colorado, Charles of Kearney, Nebraska; one sister, Mrs. M. Kelly, of Holyoke, Colorado and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, August 5. A short service was conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sohus, at Ragan, by Rev. E. E. Horner, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church there. The sermon was preached at the Firs Methodist Episcopal Church in Holdrege by Rev. George S. Morrell. A quartet, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. George S. Morrell, sang three selections with Mildred Hoffman accompanying.
Interment was made in Prairie Home Cemetery.
• Cause of Death: Stroke, 2 Aug 1928.
William married Emma Adeline Prather, daughter of Reason Redman "Rezia" Prather and Sarah Ann "Sally" Veatch, on 31 Dec 1877 in Mission Valley, Harrison County, Iowa. (Emma Adeline Prather was born on 4 Jul 1859 in Wayne County, Iowa, died on 17 Aug 1930 in Ragan, Harlan County, Nebraska and was buried on 20 Aug 1930 in Prarie Home Cemetery, Holdredge, Phelps County, Nebraska, Plot: B 77.)