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Luke Lamar Short
Birth: Jan. 22, 1854
Polk County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1893
Geuda Springs
Sumner County
Kansas, USA

Western Frontiersman. Primarily a gambler and saloon owner, he was a friend of the Earps, Mastersons and Doc Holliday. A known figure in Arizona, he killed a man in Tombstone shortly before he left and not long before the OK Corral shoot out. When he was in Dodge City, after he left Tombstone, he called on his old friends to help him, and the "Dodge City Peace Commission" (as they were called) protected him from the Dodge City lawmen. He was, however, involved in a number of additional fatal gunfights. One such gunfight involved lawman and racketeer Jim "Longhair" Courtright in Fort Worth, Texas. The saloon shootout proved fatal for Courtright when his gun jammed and Short shot off Courtright's thumb. Before he could switch his gun to the other hand, Short shot him again with a bullet through the heart. Luke Short died years later in Kansas and is ironically buried in the same cemetery as Courtright. 
Family links: 
  Josiah Washington Short (1812 - 1890)
  Hettie Brumley Short (1826 - 1908)
  Martha Frances Short Mitchell (1847 - 1929)*
  John Pleasant Short (1848 - 1919)*
  Josiah Washington Short (1851 - 1935)*
  Young Short (1853 - 1914)*
  Luke Lamar Short (1854 - 1893)
  Mary Catherine Short Parrish (1856 - 1933)*
  Henry J Short (1858 - 1917)*
  Nannie "Belle" Short Patton (1864 - 1947)*
  William B. Short (1867 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Dropsy
Oakwood Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Sep 26, 1999
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Sep. 8, 2017

- Bryan
 Added: Jun. 3, 2017
Rest In Peace
- John D. Poulsen
 Added: Apr. 27, 2017
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