Jerusha Lois Shoemaker

Brief Life History of Jerusha Lois

When Jerusha Lois Shoemaker was born on 29 August 1840, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Jezreel Shomaker, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Golden, was 32. She married George Pierce Billings on 27 April 1856, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 20 December 1915, in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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George Pierce Billings
Jerusha Lois Shoemaker
Marriage: 27 April 1856
Marion Billings
Nancy Ruth Billings
Clara Isabela Billings
Luella Billings
Ezra Golden Billings
Diantha Billings
Eunice Billings
LaPriel Billings

Sources (37)

  • Jerucia Billings in household of Geo Billings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jerusha Shomaker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Jerusha S. Billings, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, Utah Territory, United States 1851: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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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Clara Isabella Billings, b. 29 Aug 1861 Manti, UT, d. 25 Jan 1944 Provo, UT Clara Isabella Billings was born 29 August 1861 in Manti, UT to her parents George P. Billings and Jerusha Lois Shoemak …

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