William A. Shakespeare

1904–1979 (Age 74)
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William A.

When William A. Shakespeare was born on 16 October 1904, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alfred Robert Shakespeare, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Rose Raggat, was 25. He married Lottie Taylor on 15 June 1925, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1979, at the age of 75, and was buried in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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William A. Shakespeare
Lottie Taylor
Marriage: 15 June 1925
Elizabeth Mary Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Margaret Shakespeare

Spouse & Children

15 June 1925
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 4

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 10

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

Age 20

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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 (1)

  • William Alfred Shakespeare, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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