William S Shott

1896–1966 (Age 70)
Jasper, Illinois, United States

The Life of William S

When William S Shott was born on 17 January 1896, in Jasper, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Shott, was 34 and his mother, Deborah Boldrey, was 25. He married Florence or Flossie Carr on 10 May 1930, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States. He lived in Crooked Creek Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Greenup Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in October 1966, in Rose Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70.

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William S Shott
Florence or Flossie Carr
Marriage: 10 May 1930

Spouse & Children

10 May 1930
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Barbara A Shott


  • Male1889–1974Male

  • Male1896–1966Male

  • Dora J Short


  • Laura E Shott


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Willie Short in household of Henry Short, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Schott in household of Henry Schott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm S Shott in household of Henry Short, "United States Census, 1900"

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