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Louise Short
Louise Short
Birth: 17 January 1906
Clarksville, Indiana, USA
Death: 24 June 2016
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Age: 110 years, 159 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Louise Short (née Baird; 17 January 1906 – 24 June 2016) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unverified.


Louise was born in Clarksville, Indiana, United States on 17 January 1906 to James Baird and Amy Jo Schuler. She was oldest of eight children. Her father passed away at 102, and mother at 105. A valedictorian of her high school, Short traveled the seven or so miles across the Ohio River from her family's dairy farm to study in Kentucky. One day on campus Roy Hunter Short, a young man from a nearby seminary school, came to talk to her poetry club. She married Roy in 1926. The couple had three children, all boys: Hunter, Murray, Riley. Family visited many places: Latin America, Africa, Fiji, Australia, Korea, Hong Kong and Europe. They lived in Nashville, Tennessee twice while Roy Short worked in the church. Her husband passed away at 92.

She continued to drive until she was 100. At 101, a camera captured her standing on a surfboard at a beach in Costa Rica for a family wedding. She died Nashville, Tennessee, United States, on 24 June 2016 at the age of 110 years, 159 days.