Mable Lucille Short

Female1 September 1927–30 April 2018

Brief Life History of Mable Lucille

When Mable Lucille Short was born on 1 September 1927, in Hazleton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, her father, Wendell Levi Short, was 31 and her mother, Blanche Jane Gillson, was 26. She married Donald Clarence Cottrell on 4 August 1946, in Hazleton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States. She lived in Hazleton Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 30 April 2018, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.

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Donald Clarence Cottrell
Mable Lucille Short
Marriage: 4 August 1946

Sources (7)

  • Luciel M Short in household of Wendle L Short, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mable Lucille Short, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Mabel Lucille Short Cottrell, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    4 August 1946Hazleton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States
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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1934 · The Grout Museum

    Age 7

    The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

    1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

    Age 24

    Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a short person, from Middle English short ‘short’ (Old English sceort).

    English: topographic name for someone who lived at a detached or cut-off piece of land (Middle English shorte, shirte, from Old English scierte, scerte, scyrte) or else a habitational name from a place so named, such as Shoart in Harbeldown (Kent) and Shuart in Saint Nicholas at Wade (Kent). Compare Shorter .

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for 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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