He never married.1
William died in Toronto on December 13, 1907, at the age of 38.1 The cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver. He was buried in the family plot at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.
William was a tavern keeper like his father and mother. Like his mother, he died in his thirties of an alcohol-related disease.
1 Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Collection: MS935; Reel: 129. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1948 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.