W. R. Schoemaker

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William Ross Schoemaker (Muscatine County, Iowa 4 September 1863 - 19 September 1937) was an American Baptist pastor. He was formerly a mathematics instructor at Cornell University till the age of 31, then took up study of theology. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church, Menominee, Michigan when he graduated PhD with a thesis on the use of "spirit" in the Old Testament.[1][2] He was also pastor of First Baptist Church, Glenwood, Iowa.[3][4][5]


  • Gospel According to the Hebrews Chicago 1902
  • The use of ruah in the old testament and of pneuma in the new Testament 1904


  1. ^ The use of ruah in the old testament and of Pneuma in the new Testament- Page 69 William Ross Schoemaker - 1904 "I, William Ross Schoemaker, was born on the fourth day of September, 1863, in Muscatine County, State of Iowa. My common school education was received in the public schools of that county, and in the spring of 1886 I entered the Iowa State College (Ames, la.). From that college, in the autumn of 1889, I received the degree of Bachelor of Science, and during the next year was engaged as Assistant in Mathematics at the same institution. In the fall of 1890, I matriculated as a graduate student in mathematics and physics in Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.). In January, 1892, I received the appointment of Instructor in Mathematics at Cornell University, which position I retained until 1894. In October of that year I matriculated as a student in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where I continued my studies until the autumn of 1902.
  2. ^ The president's report - Page 202 University of Chicago - 1906 W1ll1am Ross Schoemaker, Ph.D. 1903; Pastor, First Baptist Church, Menominee, Mich. The Use of ruah in the Old ..."
  3. ^ Register number. Doctors of philosophy, June, 1893-April, 1931 University of Chicago - 1931 William Ross Schoemaker, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Glenwood, Iowa. The Use of ruah in .."
  4. ^ Announcements - Volume 38 Page 175 University of Chicago - 1938 "WILLIAM ROSS SCHOEMAKER. (Died September 19, 1937.) .."
  5. ^ Alumni directory - Page 43 University of Chicago. Alumni Council - 1910 "Helen Mary Taylor (Mrs. William Ross Schoemaker), "