Thomas B. Short
Thomas B. Short died of brain fever at his home in Webber township
nine miles northeast of Mt. Vernon at 5:30 yesterday afternoon,of
brain fever after a brief illness.
Deceased was about 50 years of age and was born and raised in this
county. He was a devoted member of the M.E. church, with which he
had been connected since boyhood. Deceased leaves a wife and six
children. On Sunday he paid a visit to his mother, who lives in the
neighborhood of his home, and seemed to be as well as usual.
The funeral occurred at 3 o'clock this afternoon under the direction
of Ed Fergerson. The interment was at Atkinson cemetery.
February 15, 1898
Mt. Vernon Register News
submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Jan 28, 1997