Bill W.’s Family
The photo features Bill’s sister Dorothy, his mother Emily, Bill, his grandparents and great grandmother.
Bill’s early years were difficult. Following his parent’s divorce when Bill was a pre-teen boy, he and his sister Dorothy were raised by their maternal grandparents in East Dorset, Vermont. Bill became especially close with his grandfather.
“Fayette Griffith, a man of honor and a man of quiet faith, was to become the most important person in Bill Wilson’s young life.” -Robert Thomsen, Bill W.