William was born on 11 January 1882 at Bermondsey, London, to parents Charles A Sainsbury, a wholesale & retired stationer (1891) and Mary A Aylett.
The 1911 census return records William as a Congregational minister. He emigrated to USA in late 1911 and was naturalised in 1918. The 1930 census records William as a Methodist clergyman.
He married Euphemia Wilson Scott (1880-1958) in 1910 in Scotland. Census returns identify three children.
- Euphemia Steele (1912-2006) – an examiner (1940)
- Augustus William (1914-2012) – a doctor
- Leonard Robert (1917-2008) – a teacher (1940)
William died on 8 February 1956 at Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA
- 1906 Glasgow
- 1909 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers