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
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