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Fern Naomi Short

Female 1910 - 2006


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  • Name  Fern Naomi Short  [1
    Born  11 Mar 1910  Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1920  Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Fern N. Short, daughter, female, white, age 9, single, attended school since September 1919, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    High School  1926  Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mount Union High School 
    Residence  16 Aug 2001  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  9 May 2006  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  11 May 2006  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Fern N. Lee, 96, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant.

      Born March 11, 1910, in Mount Union, she was the daughter of Frank H. and Blondeen Wells Short. On June 26, 1928, she married Ralph W. Lee in Burlington. They were later divorced.

      She graduated from Mount Union High School in 1926. She was a cook in the New London School District for many years, working also for the Mental Health Institution and the PEO Home, both of Mount Pleasant. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge and Happy Times Club. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

      Survivors include two daughters, Mary Myers of Mount Pleasant and Marlys Thomas of MacClenny, Florida; one son, Ron Lee of Roosevelt, Utah; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons and one sister.

      Visitation will take place from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday at the Beatty-Murphy Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant.

      Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Beatty-Murphy Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant with Edward Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery in New London.

      Memorials have been established for the First United Methodist Church or Pleasant Manor Care Center.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Fern N. Lee; born: 11 March 1910; died: 9 May 2006 (V); last residence: 52641 (Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Fern Naomi (Short) Lee's grave is located at the Burge in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Fern N. Lee; March 11, 1910"
    The Headstone of Fern Naomi(Short) Lee
    The Headstone of Fern Naomi(Short) Lee
    Buried  12 May 2006  Burge Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7
    Person ID  I16641  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Frank H. Short,   b. 28 Feb 1886, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1962 
    Mother  Blondeen Wells,   b. 1 Apr 1883, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1966 
    Family ID  F9848  Group Sheet

    Family  Ralph Wilson Lee,   b. 13 Jan 1906, near New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1973, Woodson, Morgan County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jun 1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Mary Lou Lee
     2. William Wayne Lee,   b. 10 May 1930, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1933
    >3. Ronald Eugene Lee
    >4. Frank Ralph Lee, Sr.,   b. 27 Mar 1939, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 2001, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Marlys Kay Lee
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F5974  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S613] Grandfield, Dianne Lynn (Mathews) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2509] Lee, Fern Naomi (Short) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, May 11, 2006; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S476] Burge Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa - Burials, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987, publication #0335; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; enumeration district: 31; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 6A, page number: 13; enumeration date: January 8, 1920

    5. [S2510] Lee, Frank Ralph (Sr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The New London Journal, Thursday, August 16, 2001; New London, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S10208] Lee, Fern Naomi (Short) - Headstone Photograph, (her grave is at the Burge Cemetery in New London Township, Henry County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "annfamilytree" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorial #: 225348S3) (Reliability: 3).