William Edward Shakespeare

1900–1986 (Age 86)
Waltham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William Edward

When William Edward Shakespeare was born on 8 June 1900, in Waltham, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Shakespeare Jr., was 27 and his mother, Pauline Rebecca Barnard, was 24. He married Anne Reta Megan on 15 May 1922, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 October 1986, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 86.

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William Edward Shakespeare
Anne Reta Megan
Marriage: 15 May 1922

Spouse & Children

15 May 1922
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Shakespeare Jr.


  • Pauline Rebecca Barnard




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 14

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • William E Shakespeare in household of William Shakespeare, Jr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William E Shakespeare in household of William Shakespeare, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William E Shakespeare in household of William Shakespeare Jr., "United States Census, 1910"

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