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Susan (Short) May papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1019

Scope and Contents

Genealogical notes on the Short family. A remembrance of her early life in Bristol. Recounts their life on the farm, building their house, the prairie, their move into Chicago and subsequent cholera epidemic that made her father return to the country, the schools, and their neighbors.


  • Created: Undated


Biographical / Historical

Born in Bristol, Illinois several years after her parents, John and Susan Short, came from New York, she lived in Bristol all of her life except for a short period when her father moved the family into Chicago. She taught school in and around Bristol and in 1866 she married Josiah M. May.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear ft)) : 25 pages

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