Sorry it wasn't the same Martha Short, but maybe I can help you with some of the Carver and Harris families in Missouri. I have the following in my family:
James Carver married Lizzie Kohen. They had Joseph F. Carver that married Sarah Goforth on February 19, 1910. They had Zilla Wanda Carver born 1921. She married Harry Otto Chatman.
Jeanne Sue Harris married Lawrence Paul Chatman June 21, 1968.
Let me know if you have a family connection to any of the above. I would be pleased to provide you with everything I have on them and their ancesters.
Good luck to you!