Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1911, 108 1/2 Poplar Street, Ashington, Northumberland.
• Occupation: Coal Miner Stone Work Below Ground, 1911.
William married Alice NURSE, daughter of Robert NURSE and Agnes Ellen KEMP, in 1907 in South Shields, Durham. (Alice NURSE was born on 7 Jan 1882 in Jarrow, Durham and died in 1971 in Northumberland.)