Obit: Short, Frank (1884 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Short, Payne, Matousek, Vaughn,
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 20, 1958
Short, Frank (11 December 1884 - 16
Frank Short, 73, a longtime resident of
this vicinity, died Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s
Hospital, Marshfield. Surgery was performed Saturday as a
last resort. He had been seriously ill for two
His wife stayed at the hospital and
helped care for him continuously during his illness. His
daughter, Mrs. Louie (Helen) Matousek of Milwaukee, also stayed
with him the last week or 10 days and assisted in his
He also leaves another daughter, Mrs.
Marie Vaughn of Washington, D. C., and two sons, Kenneth of
Neillsville, and Roger of Milwaukee.
Funeral services were to be held from the
Georgas Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Mr. Short was born December 11, 1884, in
the Town of Washburn, on the farm where he resided most of his
lifetime. He received his education in the Shortville School
and worked with his father on the farm. On January 30, 1907,
he was married to the former Dessa Payne.
Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs.
Short operated a feed mill at Merrimac for two years, and returned
to Clark County after spending seven years in the southern part of
the state, where they farmed. The farm, which he purchased
from his father’s estate, had been his home since.
He served the Town of Washburn as assessor for eight years.
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