Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1911, 31 Warennes Street, Sunderland, Durham.
• Occupation: Plate Glassmaker, 1911.
William married Mary Ann OTTY, daughter of Samuel OTTY and Hannah Elizabeth WATTS, in 1899 in Sunderland, Durham. (Mary Ann OTTY was born circa 1880 in Washington, Durham and died Y.)