William Henry Shott

1879–1958 (Age 79)
Jasper Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Shott was born on 26 July 1879, in Jasper Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, John Milburn Shott, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Jane Selby, was 19. He married Emma Mae Moore about 1901. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Crooked Creek Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 December 1958, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Shott
Emma Mae Moore
Marriage: about 1901
Sarah Jane Shott
Lillie E Shott

Spouse & Children

about 1901


  • Female1903–1943Female

  • Lillie E Shott


Parents & Siblings

  • John Milburn Shott


  • Sarah Jane Selby




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a projecting piece of land, from Old English scēat, or a steep slope, from an unattested Old English scēot.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Shot in household of John Shot, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Shott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Shotts, "United States Census, 1930"

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