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“Short” family

of Vining, Kansas and Aberdeen, Washington



Some time ago I also became aware that my already short-term memory was getting even shorter; and that my family video tapes, cassette tapes and photos were beginning to disintegrate. With these revelations in mind, I have set out to create a digital record of the “Short” family.


My goal is to compile a complete 5-generation family tree, and a digital record of as many photos, personal documents, and family stories as possible. (For everyone’s privacy I am only posting limited information here. I have a more detailed record for family members.)


As you can see, my efforts are uncovering pieces of information that pertain to other “Short” families, and I will post that here as well.


I am currently researching Burl Short (born to Reuben Short in 1882), who with Irene Preston had five children—all born in Aberdeen, Washington. Those children are Murl Short, Lyle Short, Fayne Short, Lynn Short, and Gene Short.


Reuben Short 5-Generation Family Tree


Snippets from The Clifton Review


Burl Herschel Short


Members of Company G


Company G of Aberdeen Answers “Ready!”


Cosgrove to Calexico is a Long Hot Ride


Company “G” Scrapbook



Last updated August 2004 by Larry R. Short