When William Claude Dukenfield -Fields was born on January 29, 1880, in Darby, Pennsylvania, his father, James, was 39 and his mother, Kate, was 25. He had two children with Harriet Fields between 1904 and 1917. He died on December 25, 1946, in Pasadena, California, at the age of 66, and was buried in Glendale, California.
1880 United States Federal Census Name Claude W. Dukenfield Age 4/12 Birth Date Jan Abt 1880 Birthplace Pennsylvania Home in 1880 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Street Woodland Avenue East of 64th St Dwelling Number 43 Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Son Marital Status Single Father's Name J. L. Dukenfield Father's Birthplace England Mother's Name Katie S. Dukenfield Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania Household Members Name Age J. L. Dukenfield Katie S. Dukenfield Claude W. Dukenfield 
1900 United States Federal Census Name Claude Duckenfield Age 31 Birth Date Jan 1869 Birthplace Pennsylvania Home in 1900 Philadelphia Ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ward of City 33rd Street Marshall St House Number 3911 Sheet Number 1B Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation 17 Family Number 19 Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Son Marital Status Single Father's Name James L Duckenfield Father's Birthplace England Mother's Name Kate Duckenfield Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania Occupation Rector Months Not Employed 0 Can Read Yes Can Write Yes Can Speak English Yes Household Members Name Age James L Duckenfield Kate Duckenfield Claude Duckenfield Walter F Duckenfield Elsie M Duckenfield Adele C Duckenfield Leroy R Duckenfield 
1910 United States Federal Census Name Claude W Dukenfield Age in 1910 30 Birth Year abt 1880 Birthplace Pennsylvania Home in 1910 Philadelphia Ward 43, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Street North Marshall Street Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Son Marital Status Married Father's Name James Dukenfield Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania Mother's Name Kate Dukenfield Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania Native Tongue English Occupation Actor Industry Own Account Employer, Employee or Other Own Account Able to read Yes Able to Write Yes Years Married 10 Household Members Name Age James Dukenfield 59 Kate Dukenfield 54 Claude W Dukenfield 30 Walter F Dukenfield 27 Elsie M Dukenfield 22 Leroy R Dukenfield 13 
1940 United States Federal Census Name William C Fields Respondent Yes Age 60 Estimated Birth Year abt 1880 Gender Male Race White Birthplace Pennsylvania Marital Status Single Relation to Head of House Head Map of Home in 1940 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Street De Nielle Drive House Number 2015 Farm No Inferred Residence in 1935 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Residence in 1935 Same House Sheet Number 5B Number of Household in Order of Visitation 99 Occupation Actor House Owned or Rented Rented Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 250 Attended School or College No Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 42 Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work Weeks Worked in 1939 52 Income 5000+ Income Other Sources Yes 
California, Death Index, 1940-1997 Name William Claude Fields Gender Male Birth Date 29 Jan 1880 Birth Place Pennsylvania Death Date 25 Dec 1946 Death Place Los Angeles Mother's Maiden Name Felton Father's Surname Dukenfield 
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 Name William Claude Fields Birth Date 29 Jan 1880 Claim Date 31 Jan 1945 SSN 562166009 Notes 19 Jan 1978: Name listed as WILLIAM CLAUDE FIELDS 
California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 Name William Claude Fields Residence Year 1934 Street Address 9950 Toluca Lake av Residence Place Los Angeles, California, USA Party Affiliation Democrat 
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Arrival Date 28 Birth Date abt 1879 Age 33 Gender Male Port of Departure Southampton, England Port of Arrival New York, New York Ship Name Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse Search Ship Database Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse William Claude Fields - Mar 1912 - New York, New York Southampton, England - Male - Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse 
U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Name W C Fields Age 20 Birth Date 29 Jan 1880 Birth Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Residence Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Passport Issue Date 7 Nov 1900 Has Photo No Certificate Number 34181 
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name William Claude Fields Race White Birth Date 29 Jan 1880 Street Address 3923 No. Marshall St Residence Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Physical Build Medium Height Tall Hair Color Light Eye Color Blue Relative Hattie Fields 
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name William Claude Fields Gender Male Residence Age 62 Birth Date 29 Jan 1880 Residence Date 1942 Residence Place Los Angeles, California 
On 15 Oct 2017 Robin Coles wrote:
November 29, 1940 The Bank Dick Egbert Sousè Edward Cline Story by "Mahatma Kane Jeeves" (W.C. Fields) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._C._Fields
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