Born in Massachusetts on March 19, 1849. By the 1890s Mrs. Shoaff had settled in San Francisco and was studying at the School of Design. After the earthquake and fire of 1906, she moved to Los Angeles where she remained until her death on April 13, 1916. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1893.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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