Fannie West Short

October 1849–30 May 1931 (Age 81)
Livingston, Sumter, Alabama, United States

The Life of Fannie West

When Fannie West Short was born in October 1849, in Livingston, Sumter, Alabama, United States, her father, Jordan H. Short, was 33 and her mother, Mary Champ Chiles, was 20. She married William King Pickens on 2 December 1874, in Livingston, Sumter, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Alabama, United States in 1870 and Election Precinct 7 Livingston, Sumter, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 30 May 1931, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Myrtlewood Cemetery, Livingston, Sumter, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William King Pickens
Fannie West Short
Marriage: 2 December 1874
William Champ Pickens
Ruby Stuart Pickens

Spouse and Children

2 December 1874
Livingston, Sumter, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jordan H. Short


    Mary Champ Chiles




    Betty C Short



    Marshall C. Short


    Jordan H. Short


    Hardy N. Short


World Events (8)


Age 2

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English schort ‘short’.2 Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Gheairr, Mac an Ghirr‘son of the short man’ ( see McGirr ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie Pickens in household of Wm K Pickens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fannie W Pickens in household of Mary C Short, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary W Short in household of Mary Short, "United States Census, 1870"

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