William E. Cantwell

1900–1951 (Age 51)
Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States

The Life of William E.

When William E. Cantwell was born in 1900, in Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States, his father, James Edward Cantwell, was 27 and his mother, Minnie Ellen Gardenhire, was 30. He died in 1951, in his hometown, at the age of 51, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States.

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James Edward Cantwell
Minnie Ellen Gardenhire
Lee Roy Cantwell
Ada Fern Cantwell
William E. Cantwell
Juanita Cantwell

Parents and Siblings




    Ada Fern Cantwell



    Juanita Cantwell


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 0

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 10

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Canwell in Staffordshire, named with either Old English canne ‘can’, ‘cup’ or the Old English personal name Cana + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The surname is common in Ireland as well as England.

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

Sources (3)

  • Willie Cantwell in household of James E Cantwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Williams E Cantwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William C Cantwell, "United States Census, 1940"

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