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My Shoemaker Family Lineage


ETTA MARIE SHOEMAKER (b.9/22/1909 d.9/13/2001)
EARNEST JAMES HARPER (b.9/29/1903 d.5/29/1980)

Associated Surnames

Mary Purdelila (Della) AKERS: Photograph c.1949
Blake, Boley, Goines, Morris:
Hostetler, Smith, Walker:
Barlow, Beasley, Church, Dominick, Hall, Howell, Prieur, White, Wicker, Swanson :
Cunningham, George, Hogge, Payne, Whitehead:
Anderson, Cooper, DeHart:
Creech, Justin:
Fouch, Hutchins :
Brooks, Harper, Hopper, Tate, Wagner:
Shoemaker Lineage Detailed:
New Found Cousins Message Board:


(My grandmother, Etta Marie Shoemaker, c.1989)

[For more lineage detailed, see surnames at left and/or below links]
Etta's Father Side:
WILLIAM RILEY SHOEMAKER (b.abt.1775) m. Phoebe Ann (Unknown) (b.1787 d.5/1870)
    JACOB C. SHOEMAKER (b.1816 d.5/7/1902) m. Katherine KAISER (b.1818)
      WOODFORD MARTIN SHOEMAKER (b.1846 d.3/2/1931) m. Margaret WELLS (b.1/1848)
        WILLIAM GRANT SHOEMAKER (b.1871 d.4/23/1951 Powell Co, KY) m. Mary "Della" AKERS
          ETTA MARIE SHOEMAKER (b.09/22/1909 Beattyville, KY d.09/13/2001 Mt. Sterling, KY)
    • Etta married (1X) Earnest James Harper, son of Walker Harper (Hopper) and Callie Donie Brooks. He was born September 29, 1903 in Clay Lick, Montgomery Co, KY, and died May 29, 1980 in Estil County, Ravenna, KY; age 76.
    • After Earnest's death, Etta remarried at the age of 71 to Marion V. Wireman (age 76) December 19, 1980 in Powell County, KY. He was born 1904 in Fayette County, KY, and died February 28, 1988 in Estill County, KY.
      Etta Burial: September 16, 2001, Old Furnace Cemetery, Stanton, KY, next to husband, Earnest James. Social Security Number: Issued IND. SSDI: Listed as Wireman, Etta

    Notes for Earnest James Harper: Earnest James Harper lived in Charlestown in the 1950's. Burial: Old Furnace Cemetery, Stanton, KY, next to wife, Etta Marie (Shoemaker) Harper. Military service: Served in World War I

    Children of Etta Shoemaker and Earnest Harper are:
  • i. Irene Mae6 Harper, born June 25, 1929; died September 23, 1992.
  • ii. Doris Lee Harper, born January 01, 1932.
  • iii. Mary Donia Harper, born March 24, 1934 in Fitchburg, KY.
  • iv. Betty Harper, born April 23, 1936.
  • v. Ruth Ann Harper, born October 02, 1938.
  • vi. Claude Samuel Harper, born January 27, 1941.
  • vii. Roy Edward Harper, born January 13, 1943.
  • viii.Bonnie Louise Harper, born September 29, 1945.
  • ix. Judy Ann Harper, born January 04, 1948.

Etta's Mother's Side:
William Alburtis (Burtis)Acres/AKERS b.Greene, TN m. Perdilia (Delia) Pitman b.1805
  • Clifton P. Akers b.1826
  • Ann Akers b.Abt. 1828
  • William J. Akers b: 1829
  • John Jones Akers b: 1830
  • Martha Ann Akers b.02/20/1833 d.11/16/1915
  • M. Milton Akers b.1834
  • Katharine Akers b.1835
  • Smith Akers b.1836
  • Thomas S. Akers b.1840
  • Stephen (Steve) D. AKERS b.1844 m. Rhoda Jamison b.1848
    • Martha Akers b.1865
    • Alburtis "Burtis" Akers b.1867
    • Milton Akers b.1870
    • Mary Perdila "Della" AKERS b.04/1872 d.04/29/1958 m. William Grant Shoemaker b.04/1871 d.04/23/1951
      • Martha A. Shoemaker b.09/27/1893
      • Thomas Floyd Shoemaker b.08/11/1895
      • Charles Clayton "Charley" Shoemaker b.05/30/1897 d.01/13/1971
      • Taylor Shoemaker b.06/15/1901 d.02/22/1987
      • Theodore R. Shoemaker b.11/08/1904 d.12/20/1969
      • Ophelia Shoemaker b.1907
      • Etta Marie Shoemaker b.09/22/1909 d.09/13/2001 m. Earnest James Harper
    • Edwin B. Akers b.1873
    • Alice E. Akers b.04/16/1876
    • Myrah B. Akers b.07/18/1878
  • Nancy F. Akers b.Abt.1849
    SPECIAL THANKS TO COUSIN JEFF AKERS, for sharing with me much of the information posted on the AKERS surname.

    Harper, Shoemaker and Children Links

    Irene: 1st daughter, 1st of 9 children
    Doris: 2nd daughter, 2nd of 9 children
    Mary: 3rd daughter, 3rd of 9 children (my mother)
    Betty: 4th daughter, 4th of 9 children
    Ruth: 5th daughter , 5th of 9 children
    Claude: 1st son, 6th of 9 children
    Roy: 2nd son, 7th of 9 children
    Bonnie: 6th daughter, 8th of 9 children
    Judy: 7th daughter, 9th of 9 children
    Earnest James Harper: Etta's Husband
    Shoemaker Lineage Detailed:
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