- Existence: died 1908
William Halley was born in Ireland. His family moved to Ontario, Canada, where as an adult Halley would work in the newpaper trade. In 1877 he moved to California to work as a journalist. Halley moved to Illinois in 1881, where he founded the "Town of Lake Vindicator." He later moved the paper to Oak Park "in the town of Cicero." It was the first suburban paper in the territory.
Halley retired in the late 1890s, and moved to California and then Toronto to retire completely. William Halley died in the early 1900s.
See also: Oak Leaves 10 October 1908 p. 7