Obit: Short, Martha (1853 - 1919)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 12/18/1919

Short, Martha (1853 - 14 DEC 1919)

Mrs. Martha Short died at her home in Shortville, Clark County, Wis. early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 1919. The end came quite suddenly due to apoplexy, but she had not been well since about Sept. 1st. Martha Jane Shoop was born in Ohio in 1853. She came to Clark County with her parents when 18 years old. She was married to James short in 1871 and has lived all the remainder of her life in the town of Washburn. Her husband died eight years ago. She is survived by three children: Ida, Mrs. Aaron Crye of Muscoda; Frank Short of Merrimac; May, Mrs. C. A. Irish of Shortville; also two stepchildren, Mrs. T. M> Winters of Shortville, and James B. Short of Rochester, Minn. She leaves also her stepmother, Mrs. Andrew Shoop, who lives at Spokane, Wash., and ten sisters and one brother.

Aunt Martha, as she was familiarly known to the whole neighborhood, was one of the fine pioneer women of this county. She was a good mother, a kind and helpful neighbor, ready and willing at all times to be of service to those around her. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, lived up to the faith she professed.

The funeral was held at the home Wednesday forenoon, rev. L. B. Colman officiating. Burial took place in Neillsville Cemetery.



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