The Clarksburg Telegram., February 23, 1900, page 4
In the death of William Spencer Sumner the city loses one of its most reliable and aged citizens. He was a man of strict integrity in every respect and had the confidence of everyone who knew or had dealings with him and the enmity of none.
He was loved by his family and intimate friends to an unusual degree and respected by all. For one of his advanced years his health was more than ordinarily good until within forty-eight hours of his death, which occurred so quietly that the family supposing he was asleep do not know the exact time of his demise.
Funeral of William Spencer Sumner.
The Clarksburg Telegram., March 02, 1900, page 2
Notwithstanding the inclement weather a large concourse of friends attended the funeral of W. S. Sumner, Saturday afternoon.
In the Baptist church Rev. R. B. McDanel paid an eloquent and beautiful tribute to the deceased, after which the remains were borne to the I. O. O. F. cemetery, where the last sad rites were performed by the deceased’s fellow Masons, who attended the obsequies in a body.
W. S. Sumner’s Will.
The Clarksburg Telegram., March 09, 1900, page 5
The will of the late William Spencer Sumner was filed for probate in County Clerk V. L. Highland’s office Monday.
Mr. Sumner bequeathed his entire estate, personal and real, to his only living child, Mrs. Agnes C. Stuart.
She is named as executor and is not required to give bond.