William D. FairWhig
Born: 1823 in Virginia
Married: Laura Grayson (in 1858)
Child: A daughter
Died: December 27, 1861 in San Francisco, CA
1849: President of the Mississippi Rangers
- Suicide (allegedly) - In Volume 36 of his history of the Pacific Coast, Hubert Howe Bancroft described Fair's death as "said to have committed suicide."
- Shortly after Fair committed suicide, his widow Laura began an affair with Alexander Crittenden. She murdered Crittenden in front of his family in 1870.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: San Francisco Cemetery Records, 1848-1863 by Tamalpais Chapter, DAR (1938)