William V. Heaton was born near Indianapolis, Indiana on March 28, 1852 and passed beyond this life on January 15, 1919 being almost 67 years of age at the time of his death.
He was married on December 8, 1881 to Miss Emma L. Reynolds of Kentucky. To this union were born six children, Ernest E. Heaton of Watson, Utah, Jamie C. Heaton of Tempe, Arizona, Madge Hilton of Meeker, Colo. and Helen, Ross, and Hazel of Rifle.
Besides his wife and children he is survived by two brothers and one sister, and a host of friends who will long regret his passing.
Mr. Heaton was an old settler coming here some 30 years ago, at which time he settled on Rifle Creek, making many friends and there raising his family and residing until his death.
Funeral services were conducted by C. E. Fowler from the Presbyterian church on January 17. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Source: The Rifle Telegram-Reveille, January 24, 1919