When William Elms was born on 26 December 1864, in Dalby, Queensland, Australia, his father, Alfred Elms, was 31 and his mother, Mary whittiker, was 27. He married Margaret (Meg) Fletcher Hankinson on 23 July 1889, in Landsborough, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in October 1944, in Atherton, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 79.
English: topographic name from Middle English atte(n) elmes ‘at the elm-trees’ for someone who lived by elm-trees, or a variant of Elm , with post-medieval excrescent -s.