Ralph Hardenburgh Short

11 June 1887–December 1964 (Age 77)
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Ralph Hardenburgh

When Ralph Hardenburgh Short was born on 11 June 1887, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Lewis Minnerly Short, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ellen Styles, was 36. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Gertrude Newkirk. He died in December 1964, in New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hurley, Ulster, New York, United States.

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Ralph Hardenburgh Short
Gertrude Newkirk
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Evelyn N Short

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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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  • Ralph Short in household of Louis M Short, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph Short in household of Louis Short, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph H Short in household of Lewis M Short, "New York State Census, 1905"

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