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 Mary Estelle <I>Short</I> Burroughs

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Mary Estelle Short Burroughs

  • Birth 25 Dec 1897 Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 2001 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 54998450

Mary was the daughter of Benjamin Augustus Short and his wife, Minnie Lee White Short. She graduated from Meridian High School with honors and she received a Liberal Arts degree from Mississippi Women's College in Hattisburg. She moved to the Md/DC area after 1920, teaching in Brandywine, Md. and then in Washington, D.C. After her retirement from teaching she was employed as Clerk of the Court at the Prince George's County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro, Md.

On 28 Dec. 1934, Mary married to a wonderful man, William B. Burroughs. They lived on a tobacco farm in Mitchellville, Md. Although they had no children of their own, they raised their 2 nephews and cared for other relatives, neighbors and friends. In the 1950s they bought a home in Fairhaven, Md.

After Bill died, Mary moved to a retirement apartment in Gaithersburg, Md. but retained her home in Fairhaven, where she visited often. She went to Texas when her younger sister was ill to help care for her. After the death of Jeanne, she remained in Texas but visited her friends at her homes in Maryland. Her Fairhaven house was sold in early 1990. Her last visit to Maryland was at age 99 for my son's high school graduation. She gave up her apartment at that time.

Mary attended both the Mt. Oak and the Friendship Methodist Churches in Md. and the Trinity Baptist Church in Texas.

Through this site, I have been fortunate to connect with several people who have had been close to Mary and Bill Burroughs. How fortunate we are to have known them!

Link to her beloved nephew, Bobby.

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  • Created by: Margaret
  • Added: 15 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54998450
  • Margaret
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Estelle Short Burroughs (25 Dec 1897–22 Jan 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54998450, citing Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Margaret (contributor 47118174) .