This is a picture of my great-great grandfather, William Henry Shoemaker and his wife, Elizabeth Redman. It was taken about 1910 in Harlan County, Kentucky.It's not the best picture of them, but something is better than nothing!
This is a picute of my great grandfather, King Hezikiah Shoemaker, with his second wife, Hazel Maude Mooney. These are all of his children from both marriages, except my grandfather, Monroe Shoemaker.It also includes one grandchild. This was taken about 1956 in Harlan County, Kentucky.
Back row: Luster "Lucky" Otis Cottrell, Jr; Lorainne Shoemaker Cottrell, Augustus Shoemaker, Ruby Shoemaker Summers, Victor Benson Shoemaker, Thelma Johnson Shoemaker Robbins, Hazel Maude Mooney Shoemaker (2nd wife) and King Hezikiah Shoemaker.
Front Row: Charles Willis Shoemaker, King Hezikiah Shoemaker, Jr; Bufford Wayne Shoemaker, Donald Bruce Shoemaker and Basil Clark Shoemaker.
Please note that all the children in the back row are from King's first marriage to Ida Elvira Johnson Shoemaker.
This is King's first wife, Ida Elvira Johnson Shoemaker. She was a schoolteacher for the Harlan County School System.