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  Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, June 3, 1937

OBITUARY ~ WILLIAM SHORT

William Short, son of John and Elizabeth Short, died at his home in Conway, Iowa, May 28th, 1937, following an illness of over four months. He was born in Listowal, Canada, March 2, 1866 and departed this life at the age of 71 years, 2 months and 7 days. When he was 11 years of age he moved with his parents to Iowa settling on a farm near Merle Junction where he grew to manhood. On March 25th, 1891 he was married to Matilda Cochran. Living in the vicinity of Clearfield and Merle Junction until the spring of 1918, when they moved into Conway two years ago, where he has since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Short were the parents of ten children, three of whom preceded him in death. Glen at the age of fifteen, one little girl dying in infancy and John who gave his life to his country in 1918. Surviving are his loving wife, five daughters, Mrs. May Harvey, Mrs. Charley Atkins and Mrs. Carlos Horton, of Clearfield; Mrs. Harry Madden, of Kent; and Mary at home, two sons, Leo of Lenox and Clifford of Conway; two sisters, Mrs. Abrigal McClinitock, of South Dakota; Mrs. Libbie Kimball, of Minnesota; and one brother, John Short of Lenox. Mr. Short was a member of the Methodist church, also a member of the Clearfield lodge of the Modern Woodmen of America and also a member of the Yoeman Lodge, Des Moines. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in Conway, Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. Rev. J. A. Wallis, pastor of the Methodist church officiated. Interment was in the Clearfield cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012

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