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M. Shoemaker, M.D.
Born September 17, 1846
M. SHOEMAKER, physician and surgeon, Martelle; he was born September 17, 1846, in Fairfield Co., Ohio; in 1858, came to Linn Co.; December, 1874, he removed to Martelle; he commenced the study of medicine in 1869, with Dr. Coates, of Clarence, Iowa; graduated at the Rush Medical College, Chicago, February, 1873; he first practiced at Stanwood, Iowa, then received a commission to practice in the Indian Department of the civil service at Fort Hall Indian Agency; this he resigned on account of sickness. Married Miss Mary Hoey in 1873; she was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, April, 1850; they have one child—Oiiver H. The Doctor is County Physician for Greenfield Township.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879, p 589
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