Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Katherine L (Patch) Short (#46960670)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 15 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 438 Memorials Added
 • 662 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 33 Photos
 • 4 Photo Requests
 • 560 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Sponsorship
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Messages left for Katherine L (Pa... (89)[Leave Message]
Cindy S Munson
Nall family
I transferred them to you. They are no kin to me and feel that memorials should be with family.
Added by Cindy S Munson on May 29, 2015 9:26 PM
Cindy S Munson
Fred Nall
Thank you so munch for catching that, probably working without my glasses.
Added by Cindy S Munson on May 29, 2015 10:07 AM
RE: Alta Nall spouse of Benjamin Nall.
No problem. I like to keep the memorials as correct as possible and all linkes. Im always glad to link and make corrections. Thanks for your help in this. God Bless
Added by Sandra on Apr 27, 2015 12:23 PM
RE: Alta Nall.
I added the name and links to her parents, but wasn't sure about what the rest meant so I am sending the info back to you and transfered Altas memorial to you so you can add the rest.
I made some guesses at what some of it meant but wasnt sure anyone esle would understand it either. If you add it, please fill it in so others understand.
Thank you for the information. I always want the memorials to be as full as possible for the next generations to come to know who their relatives were. Sorry there isnt anything on her other than dates. I hope you csn fill in more.
God Bless,

1 Jun 1900 KY Webster Co, Clay, Ed95, sht2A, p170A
11. E Lee Vaughn head wm Oct 1860 39 s KY KY KY day laborer rent house
12. Sarah F Winstead sister wf Jun 1858 41 wd 3/RE: 3 KY KY KY [Sarah F Vaughn d/o Johnson Vaughn m. Ben Wickliffe Winstead b. 1834 d. 8 Feb 1897 age 63]
13. Altie R WINSTEAD niece wf Aug 1889 10 s KY KY KY [Altie Rachel WINSTEAD or Rachel Alta WINSTEAD aka Alta]
14. Ben E Winstead nephew wm Sep 1891 8 s KY KY KY [Benjamin Edward Winstead d. 1940 m. Mrs. Effie Drury s/o Ben Wickliffe Winstead and Sarah F Vaughn;]
15. Frank V Winstead nephew wm 4 s Sep 1895 s KY KY KY
16. Mollie E Vaughn sister wf Sep 1872 27 s KY KY KY

Added by Sandra on Apr 13, 2015 8:26 AM
Perry W. Caldwell
Jennie Howey Courtright
Thank you for the information. It has been added to Jennie and Norman's memorial pages.
Added by Perry W. Caldwell on Jan 17, 2015 12:59 PM
Diane Johnson
Edith York Logan
Thank you so much for transferring their memorial!
Added by Diane Johnson on Jan 15, 2015 8:53 PM
Diane Johnson
Edith (York) Logan
Hi Katherine,

Edith Logan (Find A Grave# 23154157 at Altus Cem)is my husbands grandmother and I would like to link her with her parents. Her mother's name was Louisa Martha (Dunham) Logan her Find A Grave # is 106052214.
Her father was John J York Find A Grave # 31599626. They are both buried in the Bradford Cemetery, Waynesville, Pulaski Co, MO.

Thank you for all you do on FindaGrave!

Diane Johnson
Added by Diane Johnson on Jan 15, 2015 3:29 PM
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
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service