William Shakespeare

1897–1956 (Age 59)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was born on 14 June 1897, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, William Cooper Shakespeare, was 33 and his mother, Louise C Eaton, was 22. He died on 15 July 1956, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

William Cooper Shakespeare
1864–1917
Louise C Eaton
1875–
William Shakespeare
1897–1956

Parents & Siblings

  • William Cooper Shakespeare

    Male1864–1917Male

  • Louise C Eaton

    Female1875–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 16

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • William Shakespeare, "California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988"

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