At the time of the 1930 census, William was an electrical supply salesman.
During the Second World War, William served as a master sergeant in the 295th Heavy Maintenance Company. He enlisted on June 12, 1942. While in service he was a foreman in an automotive repair shop. He participated in the Rhineland and Central European campaigns. He received two overseas service bars, two service stripes, a European, African, Middle Eastern theater ribbon with two bronze battle stars and a good conduct medal. He was honorably discharged on January 28, 1946 at Camp Grant in Illinois.
Bill married Ethel Cohen in 1957. Ethel was born on April 22, 1913.
Greeting the Jewish New Year as Mrs. William Morrison of Beverly Hills, Calif. is a former resident of Winnipeg, Miss Ethel Cohen, sister of the late Ben M. Cohen publisher of The Jewish Post.
Pictured here with Mr. Morrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon S. Morrison, they are shown on the day of their marriage which took place Sept. 12 at Temple Isaiah, West Los Angeles, Calif.
Only the immediate families and close friends witnessed the ceremony which was followed by a luncheon at the Beberly (sic) Hills hotel.
The bride chose a wedding ensemble of sapphire blue silk faille and chiffon with matching accessories which were accented by a nosegay of lilies of the valley.
After a brief California honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Morrison have taken up residence at 234 South Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif. (from The Jewish Post, September 26, 1957)