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Sidney S Shoemake
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1843
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1908
Smith County
Tennessee, USA


SHOEMAKER (sic) Rev. Sidney s. Shoemaker (sic) was born on Hurricane Creek near the present site of Maggart in Smith County, Tennessee, April 26,1843. When the Civil War Broke out he espoused the cause of the Union and enlisted in the 5th Tennessee Cavalry United State Volunteers. The Commander of this regiment was Col. William Riley Stokes. Brother Shoemaker (sic) was early given the rank of Corporal and in the midst of danger and hardship he served his country gallantly through the war. He was married to Miss Josephine Gentry September 23,1864, and she bravely and lovingly shared his toils and hardships and her devotion to him was marked all through his life. He was converted in 1865 and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He soon began to preach and for a long time he raised his voice in many congregations and saw many sinners turn to God. He had been a local Elder for a long time before he died, but was so afflicted with Rheumatism that he was unable to preach. He was one of the leading spirits in building the Methodist Church at Maggart and when he moved to Bloomington he would not be contented until our people were housed in a comfortable place of worship. No man will be more missed at Bloomington than Brother Shoemaker (sic). Two of his children, Cordelia and Martha Ella had preceded him to the heavenly world. He has left behind two sons and four daughters. His sons, James and Monroe, are prominent men in this section of the country. Caladonia (sic), the wife of Ben Blair Esq., Ardella, the wife of Campbell (sic) Loman, who is a steward of our church, both are residents of Bloomington. Minnie Velma, the wife of Willie Julian lives in Knoxville, while Bertie, the wife of Morgan Brown resides on Martin Creek in this county. Bro. Shoemaker (sic) quietly passed out of this life into the life beyond February 7,1908. He died as he had lived with firm faith in Jesus Christ. The writer held services in his home and presiding Elder, J.D. Harris went with the bereaved family to Maggart where the body was laid to rest.
E.M. NUNALLY, Pastor
Family links: 
  Josephine Gentry Shoemake (1845 - 1913)*
  James Madison Shoemake (1869 - 1936)*
  Ardella R Shoemake Loman (1871 - 1959)*
  Callie Donia Shoemake Blair (1874 - 1917)*
  Sidney Monroe Shoemake (1882 - 1954)*
  Minnie Velma Shoemake Julian (1884 - 1966)*
  Bertie Josephine Shoemake Brown (1888 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
McDonald Cemetery
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Papa Randy
Originally Created by: Jim Young
Record added: May 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89877104
Sidney S Shoemake
Added by: Papa Randy
Sidney S Shoemake
Added by: Papa Randy
Sidney S Shoemake
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