William Henry Shakespeare

1890–1966 (Age 76)
Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Shakespeare was born in 1890, in Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Shakespeare, was 30 and his mother, Jane Burns, was 30. He married Ethel Taylor on 5 February 1911, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Dudley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in 1966, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Shakespeare
1890–1966
Ethel Taylor
1888–1977
Marriage: 5 February 1911
Mary I E shakespeare
1911–
Dorothy shakespeare
1914–1988
Olive May shakespeare
1916–
Barbara Iris Shakespeare
1920–
Enam N shakespeare
1926–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
5 February 1911
Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

  • Mary I E shakespeare

    Female1911–Female

  • Female1914–1988Female

  • Olive May shakespeare

    Female1916–Female

  • Barbara Iris Shakespeare

    Female1920–Female

  • Enam N shakespeare

    Male1926–Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Henry Shakespeare

    Male1860–Male

  • Jane Burns

    Female1860–Female

siblings

(4)

  • Mary Jane Shakespeare

    Female1884–Female

  • Alice Shakespeare

    Female1887–Female

  • Male1890–1966Male

  • Gladys M Shakespeare

    Female1900–Female

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 14

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 18

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 24

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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 Henry Shakespeare in household of Henry Shakespeare, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Henry Shakespeare, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • William H Shakespeare, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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