Although no birth registration was found, census reports indicate William was born in St Helens, Lancashire, England, in 1872. He was the son of William Williams and Catherin (Unknown), and appears to be one of six children. He was enumerated in the 1881 census  residing with his family in Windle, Lancashire. In 1891,  William was living in Bolton, Lancashire, with his parents and four siblings, ages twenty two to nine years old. He stated his occupation as "Hairdresser".
No definitive record for William found post 1891.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-TJ7X : 13 December 2017), William 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-FZM : 6 May 2019), William 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.