According to oral family history, Will rode his bicycle from the home farm to Carbon, Wyoming. While in Carbon, he met and married Clara.
CERESCO COURIER - THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1920
William Pearson died at his home two miles northwest of Ceresco, Thursday evening, June 24th, after an extended illness, death resulting from a cancer. He was born at Swedeburg, Nebr., on June 20, 1877, being 43 years and 4 days of age. He waonfirmed in the Lutheran Church on April 7, 1907, where he has been a faithful worker, first being connected with the Swedeburg church and later transferring his membership to the Immanuel church here in Ceresco. On October 22, 1901, he was marrrried to Clara Elizabeth Brodd at Laramie, Wyo., and this union has been blessed with four children - Elmer, Herman, Edna and Irvin, who together with their mother are left to sadly mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, yet theey "sorrow not as they have no hope." "So, if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with Him." Two sisters and three brothers were also at his bedside when death came. Numerous other relatives and friends will feel keenly the loss of one whom they loved and respected for his many sterling qualities of character. The Grace of God in Christ is able to truly comfort all who permit the Holy Spirit to comfort them. Our prayer is that this comfort may richly abide with all.
WAHOO WASP - JULY 1, 1920
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the sympathy shown and help rendered us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. We wish to thank for the beautiful floral offerings. -- Mrs. P. W. Pearson anamily