He was a man of God and when he died his friend and relatives mourned him greatly. William took an unusually active part in church and religious work and lived according to his creed.
He was kind and obliging and strictly honest in all of his business dealings and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him. His home was a very hospitable one and his door was always open, a warm welcome being always given to both friend and stranger."
William T. was a guy to look up to, both literally and figuratively. He was about six-foot four inches tall and was a man to be around. In looking at him, one has he impression that he had a Scandinavian ancestry because of his size. Like some of them, he was very tall, fair skinned, with blond or brown hair and light colored eyes.