January 18, 1927
This newspaper obituary was found in a scrapbook belonging to Lela Smart Johnson. She married Martin Luther Johnson on November 1, 1910. Luther's mother was America Short Johnson.
Mrs. Mary Ann Short was born December 4, 1860, died January 18, 1927, age 67 years, 1 month, 14 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Marion Caudill, one grandaughter, Virginia, and one brother R. G. Short, besides a host of relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed in her home and her community, where she has spent her entire life. She was a good, kind mother, and she was a good symaterian in the sick room.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved daughter and family.
May God's blessings be showered around you. Services by Bro. Austin after which she was layed to rest in the family burying ground by Wilkinson Bros. and Wiseman.