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  • Goldie L Small (1906 - 1937)
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  • Pvt. Robert A Kingsborough, (USA) (1820 - 1898)
    The following is provided by Find A Grave contributor #47232334:The son of John Brown & Elizabeth (Reid) Kingsborough, he married Sarah Snyder and fathered Margaret Jane (b. @1843 - married James Gilbe...
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What is a shoemaker?

From Wikipedia

Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship.

Shoemakers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper.

Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer's and cobbler's trades. Today shoes are often made on a factory basis rather than a craft basis.

The patron saint of shoemakers is Saint Crispin.