H. R. D. SHOEMAKER, M.D.
Dr. H. R. D. Shoemaker, a son of R. H. and Maude (Ryan) Shoemaker, was born in Santa Barbara, California, November
12, 1891. His parents came to California in 1883 and his father early became interested in the orange industry.
For forty years he has been an active factor in the development of the citrus fruit business of the state and is
now manager of the Lindsay Merriman Citrus Exchange.
H. R. D. Shoemaker received his elementary education in the public schools. After graduating from the high school
he studied for two years in Pomona College, at Pomona, California. Then, after six months in the University of
California, he matriculated as a medical student in the Hahnemann College of the Pacific. He completed the four
year course in this institution, graduating as a member of the class of 1917. In a very little while after receiving
his degree of M.D., he joined the Medical Corps of the United States army and was commissioned first lieutenant.
He served successively at Forts McArthur, Sherman, Hancock, Old Point Comfort and Stewart. From the last named
he sailed for France, but when only two days out a message was received announcing the signing of the armistice.
Accordingly, the vessel turned back and he was mustered out at Camp Sherman. For nearly two years Doctor Shoemaker
then practiced his profession in the City of San Francisco. In 1920 he located in Lindsay, where he has been successful
in the treatment of his patients and has built up a lucrative practice.
In 1917 Dr. Shoemaker was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude Jones, a native of Georgia. Dr. Shoemaker is a prominent
figure in the fraternal and club life of Lindsay, being a member and past dictator of the Loyal Order of Moose;
the Modern Woodmen of America; the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Knights of the Maccabees. He is charter member
of the Tulare County Golf and Country Club and belongs to the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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