Monroe Watchman, [WV]
Obituary of William Short
February 11, 1912
Mr. William Short died at the home of his son, Mr. Marion C. Short, near Knobs postoffice, this county, on Sunday evening last, Feb. 11, 1912, after a protracted illness, of heart disease and kidney trouble. He was unconscious for several days preceding his death. Mr. Short was a native of Buchanan Co., Va., but had been residing here with his son for about a year. His age was 67 years, 1 month, and 20 days. He was a brave and dutiful Confederate soldier, serving in the 37th Virginia Infantry and Stonewall Brigade. Mr. Short was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. During his residence in this county he made a number of friends, his life proving his merits as a staunch, kindly and upright man. The deceased was twice married, his second wife being Miss Betsy Coxe of Buchanan county. Both his wives preceded him to the grave years ago. Surviving him are three sons, Messrs Marion C. of this county, Perry Short of Giles Co., Va., and a third residing in Buchanan county. The remains of the loyal old
veteran were interred in the graveyard on Mr. Julian Mutter's place on the Knobs last Tuesday, Rev. J. M. Ashworth conducting the funeral service in the presence of a large gathering.