William Shakespeare

1844–1907 (Age 62)
Paris, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life of William

When William Shakespeare was born on 7 April 1844, in Paris, Portage, Ohio, United States, his father, John Lindsay Shakespeare, was 26 and his mother, Lydia S. Pennell, was 30. He married Lydia Ann Markham Deuel on 27 August 1867, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1864. He died on 31 January 1907, in Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Shakespeare
1844–1907
Lydia Ann Markham Deuel
1850–1938
Marriage: 27 August 1867
Andrew Jackson Shakespeare
1868–1945
William Shakespeare Jr
1869–1950
Cora Elizabeth Shakespeare
1873–1961
Lucetia V Shakespeare
1878–1883
Edith Shakespeare
1882–1924

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
27 August 1867
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 16

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Story Highlight

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, one of the prominent men of Kalamazoo County, is a man who has been engaged in various activities and has been successful in all of them, a fact which bespeaks his perseverance an …

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Shakespear, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W Shakespears, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Shakespeare, "United States Census, 1900"

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