Alice Shortill

1874–1959 (Age 84)
Fort McDowell, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of Alice

When Alice Shortill was born on 31 August 1874, in Fort McDowell, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, her father, Thomas Patrick Shortill, was 40 and her mother, Catherine Agnes Gannon, was 35. She married Charles Franklin Harrison on 24 August 1893, in Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, United States in 1900. She died on 6 February 1959, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alice Shortill
1874–1959
Charles Franklin Harrison
1874–1940
Marriage: 24 August 1893
Helen Catherine Harrison
1894–1985
Gladys Marie Harrison
1898–1985
Carrol Franklin Harrison
1901–1980

Spouse & Children

  • Female1874–1959Female

  • Charles Franklin Harrison

    Male1874–1940Male

MARRIAGE
24 August 1893
Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, United States
children

(3)

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Patrick Shortill

    Male1833–1902Male

  • Catherine Agnes Gannon

    Female1838–1909Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Irish: possibly a nickname from Old English scort hals ‘short neck’. The name was taken to Ireland in the 13th century, where it has been Gaelicized as Soirtéil.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alice Harrison in household of Thomas Shortill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alice Harrison, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Alice Shortell in entry for Jerry B. Dean and Helen C. Hammond, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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