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John Newton SHORT

John Newton SHORT

Male 1870 - 1931  (61 years)

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  • Name John Newton SHORT 
    Nickname Newt 
    Born 20 Sep 1870  Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 11 Oct 1870  Grafton Methodist, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1931  Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grafton Cemetery, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I05884  Short Family Tree | John Richard SHORT & Descendants, John SHORT & Mary SEAWARD decendants
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2013 

    Father John SHORT,   b. 23 Oct 1839, Brooks Flat, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1880, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Tryphena BOORMAN,   b. 3 Jun 1842, Glendon, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1936, Dorrigo, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 8 May 1862  Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Louisa KEARNS,   b. 25 Feb 1871, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1918, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1896  Bushgrove, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Newton SHORT,   b. 13 Feb 1897, Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1967, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Lilian SHORT,   b. 8 Sep 1898, Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ernest John SHORT,   b. 5 Oct 1899, Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1985, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Arthur Herbert SHORT,   b. 4 Nov 1901, Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1973, Ulmarra, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Louise SHORT,   b. 1905, Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F1784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helen ELLEN JENKINS,   b. 1870, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1943, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1919  Bellingen, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1870 - Southgate, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 11 Oct 1870 - Grafton Methodist, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1896 - Bushgrove, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1919 - Bellingen, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1931 - Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grafton Cemetery, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    <b>Early Butchering days on the lower Clarence when Bushgrove was a thriving and busy commercial centre</b>
    Early Butchering days on the lower Clarence when Bushgrove was a thriving and busy commercial centre
    Mr. J. N. SHORT started butchering about 1903. His first venture was shipping meat to Sydney in conjunction with Mr. W. A. ZUILL, later M.L.A. for Clarence in the Legislative Assembly. The carcases were shipped in calico bags from the Lower Southgate wharf by North Coast Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. boats, Kalatina, Kyogle and City of Grafton.

    He then built the Bushgrove butchery. A painting my Mr. E. SHORT of the shop, established in 1905, is reproduced above.

    It was an up-to-date shop with refrigeration and smallgoods plant. The shop, at its peak, slaughtered, 24 bullocks, besides mutton and pork. The sheep came by boat from Sydney.

    Mr. Alf ATTWATER was smallgoods man. Mr. Harold DOUST of Alice Street, Grafton, started work in the business in 1907. Harold ARCHER was also on the staff.

    There was a large corned meat trade. No brine pumps were used. He bought his brine recipe from Ramornie meat works.

    Mr. SHORT and "Bunny" OSBORNE built a motor launch, the Phena, which was used on the Lower Clarence meat run. This boat was later sold to the harbour and river works at Ashby.

    There were also nine cutting carts which delivered all over the Mid Clarence. On special occasions, meat was displayed in the front window at night. All premises in Bushgrove at this time had gas plants in their shops, which effectively lit the town.

    At this time, five general stores were opperating in Bushgrove, as well as a skating rink and picture show. First and second grade football and cricket teams were fielded. The Bushgrove band was famous.

    The late Ted INMAN was slaughterman after he left Ramornie meat works about 1911. The record time for skinning a bullock at Ramornie was held by Mr. J. Slack, who beat Mr. INMAN by one knife stroke. The time, 3 1/2 minutes.

    The shop changed hands a couple of times and then was destroyed by fire. A new brick shop was built. It now stands but is closed for business.

    Mr. SHORT had another shop in Lawrence which, together with the Burshgrove Private Hospital, he later moved to Ulmarra where he carried on butchering until her retired to Grafton, his three sons taking over the business.

    Histories
    WEDDING - SHORT - FORDHAM
    WEDDING - SHORT - FORDHAM

    Photos
    SHORT, John Newton
    SHORT, John Newton
    SHORT, John Newton
    SHORT, John Newton

    Obituaries
    Obituary: BOORMAN, Tryphena
    Obituary: BOORMAN, Tryphena
    The death occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the residence of her son Mr. John SHORT, of Mrs. Tryphena SHORT, relict of the late Mr. John SHORT, at the age of 93. Deceased went from the Hunter River about 70 years ago to the Clarence and with her husband settled on the land at Southgate. About 50 years ago her husband died and Mrs. SHORT was left to her own resources. In those days the life of a pioneer on the Clarence was acompanied by hardships of such a nature that called for all the resources that only those who have had to go through the adversities know. Mrs. SHORT cared for her family of four sons and four daughters and leaves five of her family to mourn her loss. The living are: Messrs. Henry Thomas and John (Dorrigo), Newton (Clarence River), Mesdames Reuben DOUST (Bellingen), C. PULLEN (Brighton-le-sands). Deceased was predeceased by Samuel James (Dorrigo) and Misses Ethel and Isaura. Deceased although she met with an accident about three years ago and sustained a broken arm, the shock of which was so great that she was compelled to take to her bed and was bedridden until she passed away on Tuesday, retained all her faculties up to a few minutes before she died. Her birthday was celebrated on the 3rd of June (the birthday of the late King) and it is a coincidence that although she was 22 years older that her Soveriegn, whom she held in the greatest respect, she passed out of this temporal state a few hours after the King. Following the service in the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon the cortege moved to the Dorrigo Cemetery where the remains were interred. Rev C. C. CASHIN officiated at the graveside and Mr. R. HILL had charge of the arrangements.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Birth Certificate, 1870.
      10551/1870