November 11, 1911
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.
Mr. Wm. Short of West Portland died Saturday at 10 o'clock a. m. after a five week illness of typhoid fever. He was buried at the family burying ground Sunday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Gus Austin conducting the funeral services. Mr. Short is a highly esteemed man and has many friends in this community and elsewhere, who will regret to learn of his death. He is survived by a wife and six children who have the sypathy of a host of friends.