Preston LaMar Shakespear Jr.

1936–1994 (Age 58)
Tropic, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life of Preston LaMar

When Preston LaMar Shakespear Jr. was born on 28 April 1936, in Tropic, Garfield, Utah, United States, his father, Preston LaMar Shakespear, was 33 and his mother, Eda Mecham, was 30. He married Louise Brinkerhoff on 4 May 1957, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tropic Election Precinct, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 24 September 1994, in Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Tropic Cemetery, Tropic, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Preston LaMar Shakespear Jr.
Louise Brinkerhoff
Marriage: 4 May 1957
Darrell LaMar Shakespear

Spouse & Children

4 May 1957
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 2

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.
1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 16

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.

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 (3)

  • Preston L Shakespear in household of Preston L Shakespear, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lamar M Shakespear, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • Preston Lamar Shakespear, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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