Thomas was born in St Helens, Lancashire, England, in 1878. His birth was registered in the third quarter in Prescot. He was the son of William Williams and Catherine (Unknown), and one of at least six children. He was enumerated in the 1881 census  residing with his parents and three siblings in Windle, Lancashire. (Registration district Prescot). In 1891, the family was living in Bolton, Lancashire. He and four siblings, ages twenty two to nine years old were enumerated with their parents.
No definitive record for Thomas found post 1891.
↑ "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XF3-193 : 1 October 2014), Thomas Williams, 1878; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Prescot, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-TJ4Q : 13 December 2017), Thomas Williams in household of William Williams, Windle, Lancashire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 21, Piece/Folio 3734/14, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,076.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7HWX-KN2 : 6 May 2019), Thomas Williams in household of William Williams, Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.