William Augustus Fairbanks succumbed at his home, 120 1/2 San Emidio Street, yesterday. He was born at Cambria, San Luis Obispo County, February 12, 1871 and had resided in Morrow Bay, Berkeley and Fresno prior to moving to Taft in 1944. Mr. Fairbanks was an alumnus of the University of California and a retired farmer. Survivors include his widow, Julia E. of the home address; two daughters, Mrs. Hilda Detar of Fairfield and Mrs. George Butlin, Taft; one son, Judge William Z. Fairbanks of Honolulu; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted in the Erickson and Brown Funeral Chapel Monday at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Hillis C. Culver of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the West Side District Cemetery.