Short Mail Order Bride in Medora

Short Mail Order Bride in Medora

Here is a Marriage License from Ancestry dot com showing a Short Mail Order Bride in Medora  with Hugh Connoran Short in Dickinson, ND.  Family lore indicates that she came west expecting to be wed to a ranching magnate.  He was, but the accommodations at the Short Ranch and in Medora probably didn’t live up to her East Coast expectations!

I’ve found her family in CT, but there is no other records or information on this marriage that I’ve found.  I don’t know if the marriage stood, or how long she stayed in North Dakota.

Short Mail Order Bride Medora Marriage License
Marriage License

Hugh Connoran Short, residence in Medora, ND.

Pauline Phelps, Simsbury, CT.

Age 61, born in Simsbury, CT.  Not previously married.  Father George N. Phelps, mother is Abbie Case.

26 December 1942.

Cemeteries Short Family

Cemeteries – Short Family
For anyone interested in cemeteries and has a GPS, the rest can just delete:
White Earth, ND
Lavella Augustus and Eliza Whittemore
 48.372573°
-102.764881°
(entrance to cemetery)
Note that White Earth is 3 to 3.5 hours north of Dickinson, ND (without delays) on some of the heaviest traveled oil field roads in the state.
Bismarck, ND
Dr. AA and Blanche Whittemore
 46.837436°
-100.750029°
grave site, will visit during reunion
Medora, ND
Don & Edith (Whittemore) Short graves
 46.916997°
-103.536759°
grave site
Don Short’s parents in Dickinson
(Not a Whittemore)
 46.888911°
-102.769188°