Bill, here's the info I have on William E. Pierce, Sr. I have him being born in Piatt County, IL in 1866. He was a son of William T. Pierce & Sarah Jane (Stout) Pierce. I know that he lived in the Toledo, OH area & was a farmer. He died sometime after 1946, I believe. He had 5 brothers & 5 sisters. I believe that he died in OH, probably in or near Lucas County, OH.