James Horton Shoemaker

12 February 1890–17 January 1975 (Age 84)
White, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of James Horton

When James Horton Shoemaker was born on 12 February 1890, in White, Indiana, United States, his father, Archibald Hiram Shoemaker, was 27 and his mother, Minnie May Comer, was 18. He married Florence E. Caldwell on 2 May 1917, in White, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Wolcott, Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 17 January 1975, in Franklin, Franklin Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wolcott, Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States.

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James Horton Shoemaker
Florence E. Caldwell
Marriage: 2 May 1917
Forest W. Brooks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1917White, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
    Age 16
    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Schoemaker , German and Jewish Schumacher , Slovenian Šuštar (see Sustar ) or Greek Papoutsis .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • James Shoemaker, "United States Census, 1920"
    • James H. Shoemaker, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
    • James H Shoemaker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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