1900 Arcola, Douglas Co, IL. The census taker recorded his occupation as city street laborer. He and Levina had been married 13 years with 5 children, all living.
1/5/1920 Arcola City, Douglas Co, IL. At census time William was 67 years old and retired. He owned the family home, free of mortgage. The family was listed in strange order: son Walter, 28, barber in public hops; wife Lavina, 50; widowed daughter Susie Terhune, 30, clerk in a dry goods store; and sons Warren, 21, and Edward, 17, both clerks in a grocery store.