Allen Clinton Short

23 September 1928–27 August 1984 (Age 55)
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Allen Clinton

When Allen Clinton Short was born on 23 September 1928, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, June Willie Short, was 38 and his mother, Ina Tatum Relliford, was 31. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Magisterial District 8 Million, Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 27 August 1984, in Norton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Madison County Memorial Gardens, Terrill, Madison, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

June Willie Short
Ina Tatum Relliford
Carl Short
Orvel Short
Leoda Short
Jesse Nelson Short
Allen Clinton Short
Willie Alene Short
Sarah Margaret Short
Edgar F Short

Parents and Siblings

    June Willie Short


    Ina Tatum Relliford






    Leoda Short


    Jesse Nelson Short



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World Events (8)


Age 1

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.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 13

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Allen Short in household of Willie Short, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Allen C Short in household of Willie Short, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Allen Clinton Short in entry for Delbert Clinton Short, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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