John Short, 1850
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Surname: SHORT, RITCHE, MCGINNIS
----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge
JOHN SHORT, a
successful agriculturist of Washburn Township, was born in
Jefferson County, Wis., June 4, 1850, a son of James and Betsey
(Ritche) Short. John Short left home at the age of 19 years, and
came to Clark County, settling in the woods, where he made a small
clearing and built a log shack. After thus residing as a bachelor,
for about a year, he married, May 6, 1869, Jennie McGinnis, whose
father, Peter McGinnis, a farmer of New York State, had come West,
settled first in La Crosse County, Wis., where he and his family
lived three years, and then located in Sherwood Township, Clark
County, on a homestead. After his marriage John Short located on
the parental homestead in Washburn Township, where he began to
clear the land. He 'has since steadily advanced in prosperity, is
conducting a profitable farm, and is a member of the Shortville
creamery. His wife died Aug. 8, 1911. They had five children:
William, Inez, Edward, Elizabeth and Arthur.
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