William George Larkin was born on 3 October 1851, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Larkin and Mary Wright. He married Mary Catherine Kate Winder on 20 October 1878, in Blissfield, Blissfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Clinton, Clinton Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Deerfield, Deerfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 12 April 1944, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ridgeway, Ridgeway Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.
English: from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Lar-, Lor-, both pet forms of Lawrence , formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce, cruel’. This Gaelic name was often regarded as an equivalent of English Lawrence .