William was born in 1876 in England. He immigrated to Pennsylvania about 1891. He married 17 Jun 1901 to Mary Nanns. William worked in the coal mines, eventually becoming a labor union organizer for United Mine Workers of America. He passed away in 1939 and is buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania. 
↑ Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968; Original data: Marriage Records. Pennsylvania Marriages. Various County Register of Wills Offices, Pennsylvania. 
↑ Year: 1910; Census Place: Charleroi, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1425; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0180; FHL microfilm: 1375438; Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls).
↑ Year: 1920; Census Place: Charleroi, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1660; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 148; Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). 
↑ Year: 1930; Census Place: Charleroi, Washington, Pennsylvania; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 2341895; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.