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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Bela Ward Short
Rebecca L Wilson
Mary Maria Short
Catherine Marie Short
Lewis Short
Hiram Short
Frances Ann Short
Duane Short
Cornelia E Short
Erasmus B Short

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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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