William Ewart Shakespeare

1873–1950 (Age 76)
Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Ewart

When William Ewart Shakespeare was born on 30 May 1873, in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, David Shakespeare, was 32 and his mother, Caroline Bulter, was 32. He married Mary Elizabeth Clements on 3 August 1901. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1950. He died on 25 April 1950, in Hitchcock, Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76.

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William Ewart Shakespeare
Mary Elizabeth Clements
Marriage: 3 August 1901
Edna Winnifred Shakespeare
William Eward Gladstone Shakespeare
Edith Olive Shakespeare

Spouse & Children

3 August 1901
Dudley, Straffordshire, England


Parents & Siblings

  • David Shakespeare


  • Caroline Bulter




  • George Harry Shakespeare


  • Laura Shakespeare


  • Lillie Shakespeare


  • Male1873–1950Male

  • Lottie Shakespeare


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 7

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 Shakespear B in entry for Edith Olive Shakespeare, "United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956"

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