John Thomas Short was born on 26 Apr 1861
in the Curry Creek Community (now Kendalia), Blanco (now Kendall) County, Texas and died in Boerne, Kendall, Texas on 8 Dec 1935. He was the son of
Thomas "Tom" Short and
Margaret Elenor Overton Short.
On 27 May 1884
he married Ella Maud Gover in Boerne, Kendall, Texas. They had