In 1910, William Torpey is living in Sharon Twp, Clinton county, IA. He is 78 years of age, unemployed, married 52 years, born in Canada and an immigrant from Canada in 1866 and naturalized. His wife is Elizabeth, aged 70, born in Canada. She has borne 14 children, of whom 11 are living. Their household includes their daughter Elon, aged 45, born in Canada.
In 1880, William is living in Berlin Twp, Clinto, IA. He is 45, a farmer, born in Canada. His wife is Elizabeth, 40, also born in Canada. Their children include Elon, 17, born in Canada; James, 15; Elizabeth, 11; Agness?, 9; Jedidah? 6; William, 2. Excepting Elon, all children were born in IA.