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Short, Ulysses

DALLAS ATTORNEY FOUND DEAD IN BED

ULYSSES SHORT, LAST OF GEN. FORREST’S BODY GUARD, DIES UNEXPECTEDLY.

Ulysses Fitzpatrick Short, 77 years old, for forty-two years an active member of the Dallas County bar and one of the last survivors of the bodyguard of General Nathan B. Forrest, was found dead in his apartment in the home of his cousin, Mrs. George E. Culp, 5606 Tremont street, early Saturday morning.

Mr. Short’s death was unexpected by his relatives and friends. At home Friday night he had seemed entirely well. When he failed to appear for breakfast Saturday morning, Mr. Short entered the apartment and found the lawyer dead in bed.

Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the chapel of Ed C. Smith & Bro., undertakers, and the body probably will be sent Sunday night to Sedalia, Mo., to be placed in the family burial ground. The Rev. G. D. Smith will conduct the services.

Mr. Short was born in North Carolina and was educated at the law school at Lebanon, Tenn. After completing law he removed to Sedalia, Mo., and began to practice. Prior to that, however, he with his family, resided in Mississippi. It was while living in that State and at the age of 15 years that he enlisted in the Confederate Army and fought with General Forrest’s army until Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.

He removed to Dallas in 1882 and practiced law for several years in partnership with Bennett Hall. Later he was associated with George M. Field until the latter’s death several years ago.

He is survived by his wife, and one son, Franklin Short, both of Sedalia, Mo.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ruth Henderson and Miss Catherine Short of Missouri, and his cousins, Mrs. Culp, Mrs. A. D. Shuler and M. U. Short.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 8 Jun 1924



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