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  • Joseph Crackbone (1663 - 1738)
    Biography From “History of Cambridge” Joseph, s. of Benjamin (2), m. Abigail, dau. of John Marrett and widow of Timothy Rice of Concord, 11 May 1698; she d. 6 Jan. 1700-1, and he m. Abigail _____. ...
  • Norman Harry Lee (1830 - 1897)
    1860 Census:Shoemaker Buried in Flake Cemetery,Barryton,Mecosta Co., Michigan
  • Robert “the Drummer” Bassett (1614 - c.1670)
    Robert Bassett, the only known son of John Bassett and his wife Margery, was born say 1614 / 1620 in England. He was in the New Haven Colony and went to Hempstead, Long Island, after 1654, where he die...
  • Benjamin W. S. Barnes (1815 - 1881)
    Benjamin W. S. Barnes England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 Name Benjamin Barnes Spouse Ann Starkes Father James Barnes Marriage 20/08/1838 Dorset, England Residence Blandford-Forum, Dorse...
  • John A Eaton, unwed (1825 - 1880)

Shoemakers

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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 Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship.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.

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