Willis Earl Case

15 March 1891–November 1972 (Age 81)
Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Willis Earl

When Willis Earl Case was born on 15 March 1891, in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Thompson Case, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Hulda Dunham, was 27. He married Elsie Christina Shumaker on 18 August 1915, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Falls Creek, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Porter Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died in November 1972, in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Harrisville, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Earl Case
Elsie Christina Shumaker
Marriage: 18 August 1915
Clara LaRue Case
Gertrude Pauline Case
Thomas Case
Verne Case

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1915Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 14
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English cass, case ‘box, chest, casket, case’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.English: alternatively, a variant of Cass or Cash .Americanized form of French Caisse .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Willis E Case in household of Thomas T Case, "United States Census, 1910"
    • W E Case, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Willis Case, "United States Census, 1930"

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