William was born in 1858. He passed away in 1929. He was an American newspaper man, entrepreneur, magazine publisher, and explorer. He was also the founder of the Boy Scouts of America and the Lone Scouts of America (no longer in extistence).
1860; Census Place: Plum, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1066; Page: 931; Image: 92; Family History Library Film: 805066.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 2666; Volume #: Roll 2666 - Certificates: 490350-490849, 12 Nov 1924-14 Nov 1924.
Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records, FHL Film Number: 1892367.