Person:Cordelia Short (1)

  1. Cordelia 'Delia' Short1871 - 1923
m. 18 Mar 1893
  1. Flora 'Gay' Knotts1894 -
  2. Audrey M. Knotts1895 -
  3. Willa E. 'Willie' Knotts1897 -
  4. Lorie Knotts1899 - Bef 1910
  5. Marie L. KnottsAbt 1900 -
  6. Vannie Knotts1902 - 1902
  7. Leta Knotts1903 - 1909
  8. John R. Knotts1905 - 1990
  9. George Warren Knotts, Jr.1907 - 2000
  10. Jean Knotts1910 - 1994
  11. Woodrow Knotts1912 - 1991
Facts and Events
Name Cordelia 'Delia' Short
Gender Female
Birth[1] Jul 1871 Roane Co., West Virginia, United States
Marriage 18 Mar 1893 Roane Co., West Virginia, United Statesto George Warren Knotts
Death? 9 Jun 1923 Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States
Burial? Knotts Cemetery, Calhoun Co., West Virginia, United States

1880 CENSUS OF ROANE COUNTY--By J. Martin Spencer District

  1. 385-385

SHORT, A. H. Farmer (no age listed) Catherine S 52 wife Estaline B 27 dau Henry J 23 son John F. 19 son Eliza J. 14 dau Marietta ?? dau (14?) Rosetta 12 dau Ardelia 9 dau (est birth date 1971)

ROANE COUNTY MARRIAGES By Wes Cochran Date: 18 March 1893 KNOTTS, Warren 25 (W) Calhoun SHORT, Ardelia 22 Roane

Death Record Detail... Name: Cordelia Knotts Sex: Female Death Date: 9 Jun 1923 Death Place: Calhoun, West Virginia Age at Death: 30y Burial Date: 10 Jun 1923 Cemetery: Rush Run Cem Funeral Home: no one in charge Birth Place: Roone Co, W Va Marital Status: M Mother: Katherine McCoy Mother's Birth Place: Va Father: A Hatchet Short Father's Birth Place: Va

I have come to believe Cordelia's death certificate is in error about her age. Someone has written in that she died at age 30. But the cemetery listing for Knotts Cemetery, Calhoun County has her buried beside her husband George and the death date on the tombstone is the same as on the death certificate. Her birth date is taken from the 1900 census and the 1910 census agrees with that. Also see below the birth record of her daughter Flora Gay has the mother's name as Delia Shorts Knotts.

There is no cemetery by the name of Rush Run in Roane County or Calhoun County. Perhaps it was a local nick-name. But the cemetery listing has her buried beside her husband in Knotts Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV. Cemetery listing: George Warren Knotts - 1868 - 1968 Cordelia Knotts - 1870 - 1923

Confirmation of Cordelia's last name is the birth record of her daughter Flora Gay. Birth Record Detail... Name: Flora Gay Knotts Birth Date: 5 Jan1894 Birth Place: Minnora, Calhoun, West Virginia Sex: Female Mother: Delia Shorts Knotts Mother's Age: 21 Mother's Birth Place: W Va Father: Warren Knotts Father's Age: 25 Father's Birth Place: W V

  1. United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623)
    Washington, Calhoun Co, WV.