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JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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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  


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