Dr. Edwin Shoemaker was born on the 7th of April, 1870 in Blenheim Township, Ontario. He was the eldest child of Charles Shoemaker and the former Minnie Bobson. Dr. Shoemaker had 4 brothers, Louis, William, Henry and Charles.
Dr. Shoemaker graduated M.D. from Trinity College in 1898. Upon his graduation he was a double gold medalist. He set up his medical practice in Wheatley, Ontario. He married Lily Mae McGillivray on the 21st of June, 1899 in the small community of Eldon (Victoria County), Ontario. Mrs. Shoemaker was born in 1873, the daughter of Archibald McGillivray and the former Mary Campbell. She had 7 siblings, Dougald, Sarah, Donald, Susan, John, Ida and Walter.
Dr. and Mrs. Shoemaker moved to Newfane, New York. They had two children, Vera born in 1900 and Edwin Allan Shoemaker born in 1910.
Mrs. Shoemaker died on the 11th of March, 1924. Dr. Shoemaker died on the 25th of February, 1931. They are buried at the Corwin Cemetery in Newfane, Niagara County, New York.
*His son Edwin Allan Shoemaker also became a physician.