Joseph William Short

28 March 1899–19 July 1969 (Age 70)
Henderson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Joseph William

When Joseph William Short was born on 28 March 1899, in Henderson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph William Short, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Marston Clay, was 29. He married Lenna Mary Stevens on 11 December 1921, in Bandera, Bandera, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Medina, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Bandera, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 19 July 1969, in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Bandera, Texas, United States.

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Joseph William Short
Lenna Mary Stevens
Marriage: 11 December 1921
James Franklin Short

Spouse and Children

11 December 1921
Bandera, Bandera, Texas, United States


    James Franklin Short


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph William Short


    Margaret Marston Clay




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 1

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Joe W Short in household of J W Short, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joe W Short Jr. in household of Joseph W Short, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph W Short in household of Joseph W Short, "United States Census, 1900"

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