Harriet Ellen Shoemaker

about 1856–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Harriet Ellen

When Harriet Ellen Shoemaker was born about 1856, in Indiana, United States, her father, James Shoemaker, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Howran, was 37. She married Alvin B Hanks on 24 December 1872, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Floyd Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Monroe Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States for about 40 years.

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Family Time Line

Alvin B Hanks
Harriet Ellen Shoemaker
Marriage: 24 December 1872
Aden Bain Hanks
French Hanks
Pearl Hanks
Clara Belle Hanks
Eva Mae Hanks
Orsan L Hanks

Spouse and Children

24 December 1872
Putnam, Indiana, United States


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Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 0

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Translation of Dutch Schoemaker or German and Jewish Schumacher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Shoemaker in household of James Shoemaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet E Hanks in household of Alvin B Hanks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella Hanks in household of Alvin B Hanks, "United States Census, 1880"

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