Era Mae Shoemake

20 June 1934–28 February 2011 (Age 76)
Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Era Mae

When Era Mae Shoemake was born on 20 June 1934, in Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Clyde Shoemake, was 29 and her mother, Clara Belle Henson, was 20. She had at least 1 son with Clarence Snelling. She lived in Mount Vernon, Sierra, California, United States in 2011. She died on 28 February 2011, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Belle Fontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, United States.

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Clarence Snelling
Era Mae Shoemake
Gary L Snelling

Spouse and Children

    Clarence Snelling





    Gary L Snelling


Parents and Siblings

    William Clyde Shoemake


    Clara Belle Henson




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

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.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 2

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Americanized variant of Dutch Schoemaker or German Schumach, the latter a variant of Schumacher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mae Goodman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mae Goodman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Era M Shoemake, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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