William George Shakespeare

1919–1990 (Age 71)
Clermont, Queensland, Australia

The Life of William George

When William George Shakespeare was born in 1919, in Clermont, Queensland, Australia, his father, George Beufort Shakespeare, was 26 and his mother, Alice May Farather, was 22. He married Elaine Therese Free on 7 August 1948, in Longreach, Queensland, Australia. He died on 1 January 1990, at the age of 71.

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William George Shakespeare
Elaine Therese Free
Marriage: 7 August 1948

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7 August 1948
Longreach, Queensland, Australia

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World Events (7)


Age 2

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Age 20

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Age 21

Australia declares war on Italy.

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.

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