He was a farmer in the Milton, MO, area all his life.
Residences & events:
6/1/1880 S Clark Two, Atchison Co, MO. The census taker found William at age 30, a farmer, with wife Elvina, 22, and 2 small children: Teressie, 3, and Montaray, 4 mo. Living with them was William's widowed mother, Leah, at age 70.