William Henderson Shoemake

27 November 1824–28 November 1908 (Age 84)
Election Precinct 35 Crow, Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Henderson

When William Henderson Shoemake was born on 27 November 1824, in Election Precinct 35 Crow, Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, John A Shoemake, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, was 18. He married Margaret Collins on 17 February 1851, in Cass, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Mississippi Township, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 28 November 1908, in Porum, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Porum, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henderson Shoemake
Cyrena Permelia Allen
Marriage: 10 October 1865
Jesse Eads Shoemaker
Hugh Allen Shoemake
Richard W Shoemake
Charles Franklin Shoemake
Thomas Henderson Shoemake
Rhoda M. Shoemake
Lula Belle Shoemaker
Mary E Shoemake

Spouse and Children

10 October 1865
Wise, Texas, United States


    Jesse Eads Shoemaker


    Hugh Allen Shoemake


    Richard W Shoemake



    Thomas Henderson Shoemake


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 20

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • W H Shoemaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm H Shumach, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Shoemake, "United States Census, 1880"

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