Erasmus B Short

Brief Life History of Erasmus B

When Erasmus B Short was born in November 1834, in New York, United States, his father, Bela Ward Short, was 38 and his mother, Rebecca L Wilson, was 34. He died on 11 April 1837, in his hometown, at the age of 2, and was buried in Eaton Village Cemetery, Eaton, Madison, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bela Ward Short
1796–1880
Rebecca L Wilson
1800–1837
Mary Maria Short
1822–1914
Catherine Marie Short
Lewis Short
1824–1847
Hiram Short
1826–1855
Frances Ann Short
1829–1917
Duane Short
1831–
Cornelia E Short
1833–1837
Erasmus B Short
1834–1837

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  • Erasmus B. Short, "Find A Grave Index"

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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