January 28, 1903
Mr. Wm. Pearson, Sr., an old resident of Union Parish, died Monday evening at his home five miles northwest of Farmerville. He had been painfully sick for several months and his death was no surprise to his family or friends. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his death. The deceased was a member of Pelican Lodge, No. 17, Knights of Pythias, in which order he carried a life insurance policy of $3000. He was about 71 years of age.