Jan. 19, 1908 Tullahassee Wagoner County Oklahoma, USA
Dec. 18, 1977 Detroit Wayne County Michigan, USA
William was the third of five children born to Stella (Wallace) Brown. His father was William Harding Sr. William's older brothers Allen (Ananias)Drew and Levi Drew. His younger sisters were Agatha (Wilburn) Armstead and Maxine (Wilburn) Blanchette.
He died at the age of 69 in Detroit, Michigan from respiratory failure and metastic carcinoma of the prostate gland. He was cremated at Woodlawn Crematory in Detroit on December 20, 1977.