William Alfred Shoemaker

Brief Life History of William Alfred

When William Alfred Shoemaker was born on 8 March 1854, in Maryland, United States, his father, Samuel Shumaker, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Gosline, was 32. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Mary C Cobb. He lived in Maryland, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1870 and District 4, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1900. He died on 19 October 1902, at the age of 48, and was buried in Odenton, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

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William Alfred Shoemaker
Mary C Cobb
Ellen Mary Shoemaker
Addie Shoemaker
William Clay Shoemaker
John Hyland Shoemaker
Jeremiah Shoemaker
Irving Lee Shoemaker
Edward Shoemaker
Pauline Edna Shoemaker
Beatrice Gertrude Shumaker

Sources (3)

  • Alfred Schumaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Alfred Shoemaker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Clyde Shoemaker, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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