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Re: Short Family

Posted: 11 May 2014 10:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 May 2014 6:22AM GMT
In the 1910 census for Brooklyn, Webb Short gives his age as 45 (so date of birth c1865) but he gives his place of birth as New York (not Wales or Ireland).

He also gives the place of birth of both of his parents as New York. He was a Stone Cutter and was living with son Clarence, age 5, but no wife is present.

Apart from this 1910 census I can't find any trace of "Webb Short" in the USA or Europe!

On the 1920 census for Brooklyn, Clarence Short is living at the St. John's Home, which appears to be an orphanage, but it gives the place of birth of both his parents as Ireland. He was at St. John's in 1915 also.

On the 1930 census for New York, Clarence in married and then gives the place of birth of both his parents as New York! Confusing!!!

I did find a family a long way up the Hudson river in Saugerties, but here Webster Short, of roughly the same age, is a farmer, although two of his sons are in the stone quarrying industry??? But this Webster is on the 1910 census in Saugerties. Could he have been living a double life???


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Byoshin 9 May 2014 6:45PM GMT 
kobieharris1 11 May 2014 2:47PM GMT 
bromaelor 11 May 2014 4:36PM GMT 
Byoshin 11 May 2014 11:44PM GMT 
bromaelor 12 May 2014 12:43PM GMT 
Byoshin 12 May 2014 1:39PM GMT 
bromaelor 13 May 2014 11:00AM GMT 
Byoshin 4 Jul 2014 2:45AM GMT 
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