William Shakespeare Jr

1869–1950 (Age 80)
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare Jr was born on 21 September 1869, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, William Shakespeare, was 25 and his mother, Lydia Ann Markham Deuel, was 19. He married Cora Monroe on 10 November 1892, in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 25 June 1950, in Melbourne, Brevard, Florida, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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William Shakespeare Jr
Cora Monroe
Marriage: 10 November 1892
Mildred Shakespeare
Monroe Charles Shakespeare

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10 November 1892
South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 9

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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 (3)

  • William Jr. Shakespeare in entry for Monroe Charles Shakespeare, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • William Shakespeare, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm Shakespear, "United States Census, 1930"

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