Death of Old Citizen
Alfred Short Aged 87 Passed away Saturday Morning
The death of Alfred Short aged 87 occurred Saturday morning about six
o’clock at the family residence seven miles northeast of this city.
Mr. Short had been in poor health for some time and his death was not
a surprise to his family. He was born in Clinton County and came to
this county when a small boy settling near the place where he made his
last home on earth.
He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Elizabeth Crowder of
this city. To this union ten children were born, and those surviving are
Mrs. J. W. Summers, Mrs. J. A. Lisenby, and J. W. Short. His second
wife, who is still living, was Miss Amanda Rainey and they were blessed by
seven children, six of whom are living; they are Alfred, Ernest, Homer,
Eugene, Ada and Minnie Short.
Mr. Short was a man of many note-worthy characteristics, a man who
held his home and family above all earthly things and was always ready to
do the best in his power for them.
He was a soldier in the Civil war and a member of the 144 Illinois
He shared the Methodist view of religion and was a member of that
The funeral was held at the residence Monday morning followed by
interment at the Atkinson cemetery.
Monday, December 12, 1904
Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
Relationship: GGGG Granddaughter