James Bussy Shorten

17 March 1840–20 May 1914 (Age 74)
Darlaston, Staffordshire, England

The Life Summary of James Bussy

When James Bussy Shorten was born on 17 March 1840, in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, his father, Henry Chasteney Shorten, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Bussey, was 29. He married Hannah Thacker about 1865, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 20 May 1914, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James Bussy Shorten
Hannah Thacker
Marriage: about 1865
James Edwin Shorten
Albert Shorten
Ambrose Shorten
William Henry Shorten
A. Lawrence Shorten
Annie Laurie Shorten
Isabella Shorten
Arthur Frederick Shorten
Ethel Van Ness Shorten

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  • Marriage
    about 1865Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 10
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Seartáin, a variant of Soirtéil (see Shortell ).English (Norfolk): habitational name from Shorton in Paignton (Devon), and perhaps from one or more unidentified places. The Devon placename may derive from Old English scīr ‘bright, gleaming’ + dūn ‘hill’, but this cannot be certain due to a lack of medieval forms.

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

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    James Bussy Shorten - The Incredible story of his life

    Birth: Mar. 17, 1840 Darlaston Staffordshire, England Death: May 20, 1914 Los Angeles Los Angeles County California, USA HANNAH THACKER SHORTEN AND JAMES BUSSY SHORTEN According to the death certifi …

    Sources (29)

    • Jas B Shorten, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Shorter in household of Anne E Shorter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Jas B Shorter in entry for George W Pierson and Van Ness Barney, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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