William Leslie Shakespeare

1868–1944 (Age 75)
Delaware, United States

The Life of William Leslie

When William Leslie Shakespeare was born in October 1868, in Delaware, United States, his father, James Shakespeare, was 27 and his mother, Martha Maria Bailey, was 32. He married Edna Bracken Fisher on 26 April 1894, in Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1900 and Representative District 8, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1940. He died in 1944, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 76.

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William Leslie Shakespeare
Edna Bracken Fisher
Marriage: 26 April 1894
James Ferris Shakespeare
Jennie F Shakespeare

Spouse & Children

26 April 1894
Delaware, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James Shakespeare


  • Martha Maria Bailey




  • Leila Ada Shakespeare


  • Male1868–1944Male

  • Ella M Shakespeare


  • Shakespeare


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (3)

  • William L Shakespear, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William L Shakespear in household of James Shakespear, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leslie Shakespear, "United States Census, 1900"

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