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Pharmacist

Robert Shoemaker, American pharmacist.

Background

Shoemaker, Robert was born on February 1, 1817 in Shoemakertown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard M. and Sarah (Cleaver) Shoemaker.

Education

Master of Arts (honorary), Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1894.

Career

13 children including Richard M., Thomas E., Benjamin H. Became apprentice in drug store owned by William Scattergood, Philadelphia, 1832, owner of store, 1837-1856. Founded (with his brother Benjamin) Robert Shoemaker & Company, wholesale drug firm, Philadelphia, 1856. Director various insurance companies, banks.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Moore, 1837. Married second, Ann Summers, 1858.

father:
Richard M. Shoemaker

mother:
Sarah (Cleaver) Shoemaker

spouses:
Elizabeth Moore

Ann Summers