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Nora Lorrane  HIRSCH

Nora Lorrane HIRSCH

Female 1905 - 1980  (74 years)

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  • Name Nora Lorrane HIRSCH  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 21 Aug 1905  Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Mar 1980  Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried 11 Mar 1980  Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Notes 


    • Nora Lorrene Hirsch SHORT; was the third child of five born to Paul Fredrich Hirsch and Hilma Annette Gulbraunson. Nora was born in Marathon Iowa on August 21 1905. By her younger pictures she had dark brown hair, but was completely silver by the mid 1950's. She raised her four childrenin Des Moines. Their last home was at 1101 S.W. Broad St in Des MoinesIowa. Nora was quite the home maker even though she had a bad heart condition most of her life! Nora; (grandma), always kept an immaculate house, and kept busy baking or canning when she wasn't in her garden. In the early 1950 's possibly mid forties Nora's mother, Hilma Hursch because of her advanced age and health moved in with Nora Lawrence and James their youngest son. Nora took care of her mother until her death in October 1960. Towards the end Great grandma Hirsch was a handful! Besides needing medical assistance, she was becoming senile, or today it would be called Altymmers! Although some believe she had selective memory loss!
      In the mid 1960's grandpa bought Nora a new automatic washer; now automatic washers were not new at that time but grandma just liked her old wringer type washer. She said it got clothes whiter than the automatic did! After crushing her hands in the wringers and stripping the hide from her arms she retired the old wringer, but never did get rid of it!
      Nora and Lawrence, as she used to call him, loved to have the family over for all of the holiday festivities. All of them! Every meal was a
      feast, because as the family grew it had to be. Towards the late 1960"s there would be ove r thirty of us at Christmas dinner! Nora would Always work herself to a frazzle preparing food for days! Then when the dinner was all on the table Nora wo uld turn to Lawrence and say
      " Daddy would you say the blessing?" Then Lawrence would always start "Good bread, good meat, good God lets eat!" Then Nora after a little smack would say the prayer herself or have one of the others do it. I don't think Nora ever drove a car. If she did it was in her earlier years. I can't ever remember her behind the wheel! After Lawrence died in 1976 . Nora lived by herself for a time with
      just her poodle. James and his wife Judy lived just a few blocks away and between them and Don and Barbara they tried to help her out. In 1979 Don and his second wife Maxine moved in to help her out with her failing health! Nora Loraine Hirsch Short died after a long fight with cancer on March 9, 1980 at Des Moines General Hospital. [HirschGED.GED]
    Person ID I0013  Short Family Tree - Donald 'Shorty' Short
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2008 

    Father Paul Fredrick HIRSCH,   b. 14 Mar 1871, Woifelwitz, Sachsen, GERMANY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1939, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Hilma Annette GULBRANSON,   b. 19 Aug 1875, Alta, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1960, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1900  Marathon, Clarke County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Willard Lawrence SHORT,   b. 31 Aug 1901, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1976, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1926  Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Donald Lee SHORT,   b. 13 Dec 1931, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1995, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Family ID F04  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1905 - Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1926 - Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Mar 1980 - Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Mar 1980 - Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02247] Short Andrew.FTW.
      Date of Import: Sep 9, 2001

    2. [S02253] Shorts Line.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 11, 2002

    3. [S02257] Brittain12GED.FTW.
      Date of Import: Dec 27, 2002

    4. [S02276] HirschGED.GED.
      Date of Import: Jul 27, 2003