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
1824–1908
Cyrena Permelia Allen
1843–1934
Marriage: 10 October 1865
Jesse Eads Shoemaker
1866–1920
Hugh Allen Shoemake
1868–1938
Richard W Shoemake
1871–1920
Charles Franklin Shoemake
1874–1963
Thomas Henderson Shoemake
1878–1923
Rhoda M. Shoemake
1878–
Lula Belle Shoemaker
1880–1961
Mary E Shoemake
1882–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 October 1865
Wise, Texas, United States
children

(8)

    Jesse Eads Shoemaker

    Male1866–1920Male

    Hugh Allen Shoemake

    Male1868–1938Male

    Richard W Shoemake

    Male1871–1920Male

    Male1874–1963Male

    Thomas Henderson Shoemake

    Male1878–1923Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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.
1846

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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