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John Raleigh Shortridge

Male 1903 - 1976  (72 years)


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  • Name John Raleigh Shortridge  [1
    Born 01 September 1903  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910 1910  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 August 1976  Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age 72 years 
    Siblings 12 siblings 
    Person ID P1406  Burress Genealogy of Virginia

    Father William Henry Shortridge
              b. 16 Aug 1878, Grundy, Buchanan County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 January 1958, Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Sarah Melvina "Sallie" Burress
              b. 23 Apr 1885, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Mar 1967, Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1902  Pounding Mill, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1090  Group Sheet

    Wife Myrtle Fisher 
    Married Sep 1927  Tazewell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1083  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 September 1903 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1910 - 1910 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Sep 1927 - Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 August 1976 - Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1275216327] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Number: 227-05-4057; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951.

    2. [S-1444881251] Obituary, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 28 August 1976.
      John R. Shortridge, 72, of Edgewater Drive, Cedar Bluff, Va., died Thursday in a Richlands, Va., hospital after a long illness. Born in Tazewell County, he was a son of the late Henry and Sarah Burress Shortridge. He was a mine superintendent for Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. for 42 years, retiring in 1970. He was a member of Richlands Masonic Lodge No. 318 and the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cedar Bluff. A sister, Mrs. Nannie Houchins and a brother, Bill Shortridge, preceded him in death. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mrytle Fisher Shortridge; one daughter, Johan Shortridge of the home; two sons, John J. Shortridge of Johnson City, Tenn., and Chipper Shortridge of the home; six sisters, Mrs. Kyle (Mae) O'Bryne of Fredericksburg, Va., Mrs. English (Thelma) Joyce of Steelsburg, Va., Mrs. Grace Rimmer of Cedar Bluff, Mrs. Bill (Panzie) Damron of Richlands, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Blevins, and Mrs. Earl (June) Nuckels, all of Richlands; three brothers, I. C. Shortridge of Richlands, Bob Shortridge of Flushing, Mich.( and Raymond Shortridge of Portsmouth, Va. Graveside rites will be conducted today at 3 p.m. at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va., with Rev. John P. Sartelle officiating. A memorial service with Richlands Masonic Lodge 318 in charge has been held at Hurst Scott Funeral Home in Richlands. The family requests that donations be made to the building fund of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. Friends may call at the funeral home.