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New Validation: Louise Short (1906-2016) of the United States

At the age of 109. (Source: The Tennessean) At the age of 109. (Source: The Tennessean)

Louise Short was a validated American supercentenarian who died in 2016 at the age of 110. On 27 May 2016, she became the oldest living person in the U.S. state of Tennessee following the passing of 110-year-old Mamie Johnson,

Louise Short was born in Clarksville, Indiana, USA, on 17 January 1906. Short balanced their family business work at Baird Ice Cream with academic excellence, graduating valedictorian and earning her teaching degree at Louisville Normal Teacher’s College. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 3 children.

Short was a devoted Methodist. She traveled globally for church meetings, attending every general conference from 1939 to 2012. She even received a standing ovation in Tampa.

In 1945. (Source: The Tennessean)
In 1945.
(Source: The Tennessean)

Even at 90, Short rode a camel in Petra, explored the Great Wall at 95, and visited Angkor Wat at 100. Her last trip abroad was to Costa Rica at 101. At 105, she joined the University of Louisville Golden Alumni Society, and at 102, McKendree Village, her home for 32 years, honored her as “Senior of Distinction.”

Her father lived to 102, her mother to 104, her younger brother Schuler to 103, and three of her siblings into their 90s.

Short passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 24 June 2016, at the age of 110 years, 159 days. She was survived by two sons, seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two siblings.

LongeviQuest congratulates Louise Short’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Short’s Directory Profile here.

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