The baby weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ballard of Gulfport.
Maternal great-grandparents are the late O. H. Jones, Jr and Mrs. Eunice Jones Ashabranner of Searcy, Ark. and the late E. Vernon Ballard and Lois Riddell Ballard of Meridian.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. Otto Preus of Clarksdale and Mrs. Anne Hart Preus of Boyle.
Paternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Kaiser Preus of Minneapolis and Mrs. James Hart Morrow and the late Mr. James Hart Morrow of Webb.
William is welcomed by sister Madeline Hart, 3, and brother Braden, 6.