H.L. Short, Jane (Connoran) Short – Winterset, Iowa

A post about H.L. Short, Jane (Connoran) Short – Winterset, Iowa.


In November, 2014, I had an opportunity to visit Iowa and was within an hour of a family cemetery.  We visited the Winterset City Cemetery on a beautiful, clear day.  The main people I wanted to find was H.L. Short and his wife, Jane Connoran.  This post will expand on the visit and gather more facts about their life.

Birth: May 28, 1832, Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1913

Inscription:   aged 81 ys 20 ds
Burial:  Winterset City Cemetery
Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, USA
Plot: Section P, Row 9, Stone 32
GPS (lat/lon): 41.32785, -94.00766
Find A Grave Memorial# 13891390

Birth: Dec. 18, 1833, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1896

Winterset Reporter – January 30, 1896 Winterset, IowaPage 5

Mrs. L. Short, a lady living in the southwest part of town died Wednesday morning from what is thought to have been a stroke of paralysis. She has been almost helpless for some months as a result of a stroke of paralysis and has been slowly declining all the while. The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed.

Winterset Madisonian – January 31, 1896 Winterset, Iowa
Page 2

Mrs. H. L. Short died last Wednesday morning at her home in the southwest part of town. Mrs. Short was a victim of paralysis, and had been an invalid for some years. Of the family of seven, only the husband and son were present at the time of her death, the four daughters being all at a distance. Two of them, Mrs. Frank Yeates, of Le Mars, and Mrs. Kate White, of Chicago, arrived yesterday. The other two, Misses Madge and Avy Short, are at Phillipsburgh, Montana, where their parents expected to go the first of next month to reside. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Church of Christ, under the auspices of the Woman’s Relief Corps’ of which the deceased was a charter member. In the nine years the Corps has been organized in Winterset, this is the first death of a member. In the death of Mrs. Short a good woman and a devoted wife and mother is taken away. The family are long-time residents of Winterset and have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

Winterset Madisonian – February 4, 1896 Winterset, Iowa

Mrs. Jane Short was born in Lebanon county, Penn., December 18, 1833. When a child, she went with her parents, Edward and Nancy Connoran, to Hamilton county, Indiana, where they resided until 1856, when they came to Winterset, Iowa. Mrs. Short was one of a family of ten children of whom but four are now living, Rev. James Connoran, of Keokuk, Iowa, Mrs. C. F. Short, of New York, N. Y., Mrs. N. E. Corry, of Macomb, Ill., and E. F. Connoran, of Winterset, Iowa. She became a member of the Church of Christ at the age of eighteen. She was married to H. L. Short January 18, 1857. To them were born eight children, three dying in infancy. She leaves a husband and five children, Mrs. B. F. Yates, of LeMars, Iowa, Mrs. Trumbull White, of Chicago, Ill., and Connoran Short are with their father at his home, and the two daughters, Misses Madge and Avy are in Phillipsburg, Montana where they are engaged as teachers in the public school. During her life Mrs. Short was a faithful worker in the church and an honored member of the Woman’s Relief Corps.

Winterset Reporter – February 6, 1896 Winterset, Iowa
Pg 5

The funeral of Mrs. L. Short, who died last Wednesday morning, was held in the Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m., under the auspices of the W. R. C., of which society she had been a member. The remains were interred in the Winterset cemetery.

wife of H L, aged 64 ys 1 mo 11 ds

Winterset City Cemetery
Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 13891388

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