Mildred L Shoemaker

27 July 1905–October 1985 (Age 80)
Templeton, Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mildred L

When Mildred L Shoemaker was born on 27 July 1905, in Templeton, Carroll, Iowa, United States, her father, George August Shoemaker, was 23 and her mother, Ellen Amelia Lacey, was 21. She married Glenn Ross Appleton on 16 March 1929, in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States. She lived in Cameron Township, Audubon, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died in October 1985, in Johnston, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Glenn Ross Appleton
Mildred L Shoemaker
Marriage: 16 March 1929

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16 March 1929
Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 8

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 21

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

Translation of Dutch Schoemaker or German and Jewish Schumacher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Shoemaker in household of George Shoemaker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mildred L Shoemaker in household of G A Shoemaker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mildred L Appleton in household of Glenn Appleton, "United States Census, 1930"

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