William Eward Gladstone Shakespeare

1904–1978 (Age 73)
Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Eward Gladstone

When William Eward Gladstone Shakespeare was born on 12 October 1904, in Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Ewart Shakespeare, was 31 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Clements, was 24. He married Betty Dickson Adams in 1931, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. He died in September 1978, at the age of 73.

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William Eward Gladstone Shakespeare
Betty Dickson Adams
Marriage: 1931

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Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 5

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Age 20

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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.

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