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Katherine L (Patch) Short (#46960670)
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Bio Photo I lived in Texas until the death of my husband in Jan 2013. I now reside in Arizona with my oldest daughter.

I was born in Oregon just before WW II ended the daughter of Ray Culbertson Patch and Mary Elizabeth Cragle, but grew up in Iowa where my father was born and raised; and where I met and married my military husband.

We've lived in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, Germany, Colorado, Louisiana, Italy, Arizona and now Texas for the last 25 years.

I do my research on-line.

I am the mother of four and grandmother of six.

Two of my children were born in Heidelberg, Germany near where some of their ancestors lived - discovered years later when I was researching.

One daughter was born in Piza, Italy and the last in Texas to become a 7th generation Texan.

My husband's main lines are Lanum, Nall, Schroegler, and Short among others.

Mine are Andreas, Cragle, Culbertson, Hawkins, Mull, Patch, Toothaker, Washburn and others too numerous to mention.

My line goes back through my mother to the Mayflower and royalty in England and France.

I tried to get my daughter-in-law to genuflect whenever I entered or left a room. All I got from the effort was laughter and a headache.

I mention this so you know I don't take myself too seriously.

The genealogical world is shrinking everyday.

A few years ago my son visted us arriving from Maine with his wife, children and a guest who was a schoolmate of his son. When our guest left it was as a 9th cousin to my grandson. My youngest daughter returned with her brother to the small town in Maine (pop abt 1500). She was there abt 18 months and acquired a job at the local quick mart. The owner turned out to be a distant cousin connecting to one of our Mayflower ancestors. So that was two familes - not related to each other - related to my daughter, son, grandchildren and myself in that small town in Maine. What are the odds?

I love the Internet.

I am very appreciative of findagrave and have watched its phenomenal growth over the years.

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Gene White
Nalls @ Ft Lincoln
Thanks for the updates, Gene.
Added by Gene White on Sep 03, 2014 12:24 PM
Richard Mayo
Earl Leasel Mayo
You left this at his Find A Grave Memorial# 109685734

" my deceased husband's 1C1R "

are you kin and what does 1C1R mean ????
Added by Richard Mayo on Aug 15, 2014 5:28 PM
Lillie Riney
Pearl Nalls
Thanks so much for the obits on her and her husband. I always like to have obits when possible. I should write you by email, but my email program is down right now.

Mentioning the fact that you are descended from Mayflower passengers, check out Even though I didn't have a Mayflower ancestor, I had ancestry in other royalty line and was able to connect to 94 famous people on that site!!! Let me know how many you find.
Added by Lillie Riney on Aug 03, 2014 6:02 PM
Frances Jane "Fannie" Nall Willett #76065069
Memorial is updated to reflect that it may be a cenotaph.
Added by 4losthistory on Apr 24, 2014 6:10 PM
Bruce Hicks
Howard Raymond Short
Hi Katherine,
I made the links and additions you suggested to Howard's memorial page. I am no relation to Howard and would be happy to transfer him to you; Just let me know.
Added by Bruce Hicks on Apr 12, 2014 4:56 PM
Eileen Bridges
Actually, it was from her husband's obit. Her death date of 1873 is too early for any newspaper microfilm in existence here in the county.
Added by Eileen Bridges on Mar 31, 2014 12:54 PM
Eileen Bridges
Valinda Carter
Hi - The name Maddock came from her obituary in a newspaper. I don't have any other source so if you would like for me to change it I will, or be glad to transfer to you. Thanks.
Added by Eileen Bridges on Mar 31, 2014 4:49 AM
Maxine Nall
Hi,I added the extra info you sent on Maxine. Do you want her memorial to manage ?
Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Mar 27, 2014 10:06 AM
Krista AQ Thompson
Marshall Burriss
Hi, Katherine!

What should I do--edit Lillie's to include the information and add my headstone shot, then delete mine? Let me know, please!

Added by Krista AQ Thompson on Mar 08, 2014 9:04 AM
The Short Family
Katherine - I wanted to take some time out to thank you for all of the information you have put on findagrave with regards to the Short family. My maiden name is Short and thru the lines, I am a distant cousin of your family. After my father, William Short documented our direct line, I am in the process of expanding this, including the families of all of the great, great, etc. Aunts and Uncles of the Short family. I have enjoyed reading the stories of your husband's family and all of the information you have given me. God bless you my dear cousin!
Added by VC on Feb 28, 2014 7:47 PM
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