Mary Frances Short

25 February 1890–12 November 1939 (Age 49)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Short was born on 25 February 1890, in Kentucky, United States, her father, George Milton Short, was 21 and her mother, Martha Alice Robinson, was 20. She married Joseph Madison Tandy on 14 February 1909, in Taylor, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Campbell, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Sugar Creek Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1920. She died on 12 November 1939, in Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Madison Tandy
Mary Frances Short
Marriage: 14 February 1909
Albert Howard Tandy
Hulet Tandy
Everett Melton Tandy

Spouse and Children

14 February 1909
Taylor, Kentucky, United States


    Albert Howard Tandy


    Hulet Tandy


    Everett Melton Tandy


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1891: Kootenai, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 14

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

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)

  • Mary Tandy in household of Joe Tandy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary L Tandy in household of Joseph M Tandy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Tandy in household of Joseph Tandy, "United States Census, 1910"

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