William KIRK was born Sidney (Church Coppenhall) 6 March 1873. 

William married Alice HOUGHTON in Manchester, June 1896.  Alice was born in Runcorn 1872. 

At the time of the 1901 census William (28) was living at 14 Newton Street, Gorton together with his wife Alice (29) and their children William Henry (4), Esther Minnie (1) and William's brother Isaac (22).  William's occupation: Electricians Labourer in Gorton, Manchester, 1901.

William KIRK and Alice HOUGHTON had the following children:

William Henry KIRK was born in No 7 Mary Place, Manchester 8 November 1896.  The name Henry does not appear on Williams birth certificate.

Esther Minnie KIRK was born in No 3 Hall Road, Levenshulme 27 September 1899.  Birth registered by mother Alice on the 8th November 1899.