Edgar Schoonmaker

27 October 1857–12 December 1897 (Age 40)
Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edgar

When Edgar Schoonmaker was born on 27 October 1857, in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, his father, John Henry Schoonmaker, was 41 and his mother, Thursa Emerson, was 37. He married Carrie May McLain on 15 August 1876, in Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Leroy Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Tekonsha Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 12 December 1897, in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Burlington, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Schoonmaker
Carrie May McLain
Marriage: 15 August 1876
Ernest William Schoonmaker
Larena May Schoonmaker

Spouse and Children


    Carrie May McLain


15 August 1876
Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Schoonmaker


    Thursa Emerson




    Arba Schoonmaker


    John Edward Schoonmaker


    George Schoonmaker



    Sheldon Schoonmaker


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 11

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch Schoemaker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edgar Schoomaker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edgar Schoolmaker in household of Henry Schoolmaker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edgar Schoonmaker, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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