Jean Francis Shakespears

1910–2004 (Age 94)
Nyack, Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States

The Life of Jean Francis

When Jean Francis Shakespears was born on 3 August 1910, her father, John Francis Shakespeare, was 21 and her mother, Bessie Ruth Cooke, was 18. She had at least 1 daughter with Raymond Millers Coward. She died on 8 August 2004, in Nyack, Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Nyack, Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jean Francis Shakespears
Raymond Millers Coward
Jane Elizabeth Coward

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • John Francis Shakespeare


  • Female1891–1976Female



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 7

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Jean F Shakespeare in household of Leslie E Cooke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jean Coward in household of Raymond Coward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean Frances Shakespeare, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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