William James Moran was born on 17 May 1871 in Burslem, Staffordshire, England. He was baptized on 31 Jan 1882 in St. Paul's, Burslem, Staffordshire. His parents were James and Ann Moran.
In the 1881 England census, William J Moran (born about 1872 in Burslem, Staffordshire) was living with his parents James Moran (born about 1835 in Burslem) and Ann Moran in Burslem, Staffordshire. His siblings were Sarah A (about 1867), Eliza (about 1869), John (about 1875) and William (about 1878).
There appear to be a few William James Moran in this place and time. A plausible marriage record is the following: William James Moran (born about 1872) married Elizabeth Upton (born about 1876) on 1 March 1896 in St John, Burslem, Stafford, England. Their fathers were James Moran and William Upton.
↑ William J Moran. Class: RG11; Piece: 2712; Folio: 29; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341650. 1881 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
↑ "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV9D-WB3 : 10 December 2014), William James Moran and Elizabeth Upton, 01 Mar 1896; citing St John, Burslem, Stafford, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,278,929.
↑ "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6B1-QKJ : 10 December 2014), William James Moran and Elizabeth Upton, 01 Mar 1896; citing St.John, Burslem, Stafford, England, reference Item 1; FHL microfilm 1,278,929.