Mary Grace Shoemaker

Female 1881 - 1970  (88 years)

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  • Name Mary Grace Shoemaker 
    Born 29 Jul 1881  of Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1970 
    Died 28 Jan 1970  Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2547  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2015 

    Father William Shoemaker,   b. Abt 1833, , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Martha Catherine Frederick,   b. 9 Mar 1858, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1896, Marysvale, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1879  of Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frank Bishop,   b. Oct 1869, , , Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1925  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1900  Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hutcheson 
    Married Bef 1967 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. No record in either Ordinance Index nor Ancestral CD File.

      2. Mentioned in her father's obituary of 29 Jul 1931: "He is survived by the following children: James Ferris, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Elton Richie Ferris, Rupert, Idaho; John L. Ferris, Beaver; Lucy, a daughter, at Sacramento, Calif.; Pitney Ferris, who enlisted in the world war from Montana, and who has not been heard from since; step-Children: Mrs. C. H. Hales, Ogden; Mrs. Grace Bishop, Los Angeles, Calif.; Ebbie Stevens, Fallon, Nev.; one sister, Mrs. Marlo S. Browning Stroud, Okla."

      3. Per brother John Lincoln Ferris' obituary of 14 May 1937: "Besides his widow, Mr. Ferris is survived by a son and daughter, Duane and Martha Ferris, Beaver; a stepdaughter and two stepsons, Mrs. Julia Campeau, Inglewood, Cal.; Wallace Dean, Logan; Warren Dean, Beaver; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Hales, Ogden; Mrs. Grace Hutchingson, Glendale, Cal.; a brother, Elton Ferris, Burley, Idaho; one half-brother, Ebbie Stevens, Fallon, Nev."

      3. Censuses:
      1900 US: Bullion, Piute, Utah, p. 3 of 9, 19 Jun 1900, household 99 of Miron Dalton:
      Mary G. Schomack, boarder, Jul 1881, 18, single, UT Ger CA, servant.

      1920 US: Salem 5th Ward, Marion, Oregon, p. 113, 15 Jan 1920, family 370:
      Frank Bishop, 50, KS US Ire, ship yard laborer.
      Grace, wife, 36, UT US US, laundress in laundry.
      Lionel J., son, 18, UT KS UT.
      Vera, dau., 16, ID KS UT.
      Sadie, dau., 14, ID KS UT.
      (Note Lionel, his wife Dorothy, and dau. Vera are living in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon per the 1930 census where he is working as a salesman for a lighting co. Lionel Bishop (spouse Dorothy) shows in the Oregon Death Index at as dead 31 Jan 1936 in Portland.

      1. A picture of her exists with her stepsister Sarah Catherine Stoker in the family photo album of Kerry Petersen.

      1. From the book "The Ebenezer Hanks Story": "She married (1) Frank Bishop, who was born Kansas circa 1866-1871. He worked in the shipyards. They were separated. He died circa 1925-1926 in Oregon or Washington. He was catholic before his marriage. She married (2) - -Hutcheson, who was electrocuted while painting a college president's house in California. He had children from a previous marriage. Mary Grace talked a great deal about her grandmother, Jane Hanks. She said Jane was a wonderful person, but very opposed to Mormonism. Jane's husband took more than one wife, and Jane wanted no part in that. She was once threatened by some men and she got a big tub of boiling lye and threatened to throw it on them. Mary Grace also opposed Mormonism. After her marriage to her first husband, they joined the 'hardshell baptists'."

      2. Iron County, Utah, Probate Record Book #2, pp. 129-131: "In the Fifth Judicial Court of the State of Utah, County of Iron, Decree of Distribution of Estate. In the matter of the Estate of Jane W. Hanks, Deceased John t. Mitchell, Executor of the Estate of Jane W. Hanks, deceased, having on the 13 day of January 1897, filed in this Court his petition, setting forth, among other matters, that his accounts have been finally settled, and said estate is in a condition to be closed, and that a portion of said estate remains to be divided among the heirs of said deceased, and said matter coming on regularly to be heard, the 12th day of February 1897,
      Now on this 12th day of February 1897, at 10 O'clock A.M. the said executor appearing by his counsel, Jos. T. Wilkinson, this Court proceeded to the hearing of said petition, and it appearing to the satisfaction of this Court that the residue of said estate, consisting of the property herein after particularly described, is now ready for distribution, and that said estate is now in a condition to be closed,
      That the whole of said estate is real property, situated and being in the County of Iron, in what is known as Iron City, in the plat of said Iron City survey, filed for record in the office of the County Recorder of Iron County,
      That the said Jane W. Hanks, died testate, in the City of Parowan, County of Iron, on the 27th day of March, 1896, leaving her surviving the following named heirs to-wit, Sarah Jane Caspar Hanks, age not known, Almira A. Hanks, McDugal, age 34 years, Jane A. Hanks, Sylvester 33 years, Ebenezer J. Hanks, age 32, Nancy l. Hanks, Gould, age 30 years, Ironna W. Hanks Davis, aged 27, Eva M. Hanks, Thompson aged 21, Neal W. Hanks, age 18, Charles C.R. Hanks, Mary Grace Shoemaker, Sarah Catherina Stoker, Amos Ebenezer Stevens, John Lincoln Ferris, and John Ferris,
      That since the rendition of the said final account, No Estate, has come in to the hands of the said Executor and the sum of Two Hundred and twelve, 35/100 dollars has been expended by said Executor, as necessary expences of administration, the vouchers whereof, together with a statement of such receipts and disbursements are now presented and filed, and the payments are approved by this Court; and that the estimated expenses of closing said estate will amount to the sum of
      That the said Surviving heirs as above mentioned are entitled to the residue of said estate,
      Now on this, the said 12th day of February 1897, on motion of Joseph T. Wilkinson Esq. counsel for said executor, It is Hereby Ordered, Adjudged and Decreed, That the residue of said estate of Jane W. Hanks, deceased, hereinafter particularly described and now remaining in the hands of said executor and any other property not now known or discovered which may belong to said estate, or in which the said estate may have any interest, be and the same is hereby distribut4ed as follows to-wit,
      To Sarah J. Caspar Hanks Burnell the undivided one tenth of said Estate.
      Almira A. Hanks McDougal, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      Jane A. Hanks Sylvester, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      Ebenezer J. Hanks, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      Nancy L. Hanks Gould, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      Irona W. Hanks Davis, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      Eva M. Hanks Thompson, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      Neal W. Hanks, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      Charles C.R. Hanks, the undivided one tenth of Estate.
      To Mary Grace Shoemaker the undivided one fiftieth of Estate.
      To Sarah Catherine Stoker the undivided one fiftieth of Estate.
      Amos Ebenezer Stevens, the undivided one fiftieth of Estate.
      John Lincoln Ferris, the undivided one fiftieth of Estate.
      Jonathan Ferris, the undivided one fiftieth of Estate.
      The following is a particular description of the said residue of said estate referred to in this decree, wand of which distribution is ordered, adjudged, and decreed, as aforesaid to-wit,
      The Whole of Blocks Number 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32,
      Lots number, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Eight, in Block number 2, And Lots number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8, in block Six,
      And Lots number 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, in Block 12,
      And Lots number 1, 2, 5, 6, in block 14,
      And Lots number 3, 5, and 6, in block 20,
      And Lots number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8, in block 26,
      And Lots number1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, in block 33.
      Iron City Town Survey, situated and being in the North west quarter of Section Eight, Township Thirty seven, South of Range 14, West of Salt Lake Meridian,
      Done in Open Court this 12th day of February 1897, E.V. Higgins Judge, Filed March 13th A.D 1897 at 10.30 A.M."
      [Kerry's note: I have on file a copy of the plat map for the above. It has the following description on the plat: Plot of Iron City in Iron County, Utah Territory completed June 29th 1880 by Edward Dalton County Surveyor. Located on the North West 1/4 of Section 8, Township 37 South of Range 14 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian. Blocks 24 rods square. Lots 6 by 12 rods. Streets 4 rods wide, except 3 streets that are 5 rods wide. Streets cross at right angles but vary from the cardinal points of the compass West 25 degrees north and north 25 degrees east scale 24 rods to the inch." The plat also shows 33 blocks with generally 8 lots to the block. The "Furnace" and "Foundry" are marked. In the 1930's all of this land was foreclosed in a tax sale for roughly $10 dollars or so owed on property taxes.]

      3. Copy of letter received from Dave Frye and on file with me addressed to Sarah Gibbs by Ellen DeGraw Frederick (wife of David Frederick, Jr.) with a mention about Martha Catherine Frederick, David Frederick Sr. (Dad) and David Frederick Jr. Martha had evidently just left Michael Stoker and the two children were Mary Grace Shoemaker and Sarah Catherine Stoker. A copy of the envelope with a two cent stamp is included with the letter - it is addressed to Miss Sarah Gibbs, Salt Lake City, 123 N. 40 W. St." with note penciled "rec'd June 27, 1885." The transcription:
      "Glendale, June 24th, 1885. Dear Sarah, I recieved [sic] your kind and welcome letter and was glad to hear from you but was very sorry to hear of you looseing your little brother. It must be a terrible blow on your mother. Dad is not here now. He went to Parowan in April to see about his pension. He wrote back that he got there all right and found many warm friends. I also received a letter from Martha. She has left her husband again. She has got two children. I have got a baby boy 13 months old. Dad alway said that he reminded him so much of Frankey that he could not help loving him. David is not at home at present but I think he will be home in a few days then we are a going to move to Castle valley. There is not much new to write. Hoping this finds you as it leaves us all well. I remain as ever your friend. Ellen G. Frederick. You must not forget to write again. Please direct to Muddy Creek, Emery Co., Utah."

      4. Newspaper "Marysvale Free Lance" of Piute County, 18 Mar 1904, section "Correspondence": "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hales left for Idaho last Sunday. He will spend the season shearing sheep; she will visit with her sister, Mrs. Frank Bishop."
      Note: Sarah Stoker Hales sister Mary Grace Shoemaker was married to Frank Bishop 24 Dec 1900. Mary's father was William Shoemaker and both Sarah's and Mary's mother was Martha Catherine Frederick.

      1. Two conflicting dates per California Death Index (29 Jul 1883) and Social Security Death Index (29 Jul 1881) both online. I use the latter since it is also the same date used in the Ebenezer Hanks book.

      1. "Western States Marriage Records Index" per
      ID number 254339; Frank Bishop (34); Residence Circleville, Piute, Utah; Grace Shoemaker (19), residence Circleville, Piute, Utah; marriage 24 Dec 1900 at Junction, Piute, Utah. Vol. P3, page 126.

      2. In the 1967 obituary of Sarah Catherine Stoker, Sarah's stepsister is listed as Grace Hutchens of Los Angeles.

      3. Oldest son Lionel John Bishop was born 21 Sep 1901 in Kimberly, Utah according to the book "The Ebenezer Hanks Story." I think the place should be Kimberly, Idaho since no Kimberly is in Utah and since the second Child, Vera Bishop was born 26 Oct 1903 in Bruneau, Idaho which is only one county away from Kimberly. The births of Lionel helps confirm the marriage for 1900.

      1. California Death Index online: Grace Hutcheson, b. 29 Jul 1883 in Utah, d. 28 Jan 1970 in Los Angeles County, age 86 years, SSN 551-01-2802.

      2. Social Security Death Index: Grace Hutcheson, b. 29 Jul 1881, d. Jan 1970 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, issued in CA.

      1. The book: "The Ebenezer Hanks Story," author Kerry William Bate; 1982; Address: Kerry Bate, 543 East 600 South, SLC, UT, 84 102.