Dr. John W. Short, who has been established in the practice of the medical profession in Geneva, Ontario county, New York. since 1909, while young in years has had an amount of experience which many of his older colleagues have not been able to attain in twice the number of years of practice. Thoroughly conversant with the details of his profession, energetic in all his business transactions as well as honorable and high-minded in all the different phases of life, Dr. Short occupies an enviable position among his fellow citizens, who willingly accord to him a place in their first ranks, not alone for his many professional and business qualities, but for every trait that marks the true christian gentleman and the man of honor. He is the son of the Rev. John L. Short, who is a minister of the Methodist denomination, and is at present living at Camden, New York.
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Dr. Short was born in Bernhards Bay, New York, August 24, 1880. His earlier education was acquired at the Brookfield high school and the Fairfield Military Academy, and he was graduated from the Verona high school, Oneida county, New York. In 1889 he matriculated at Syracuse University, from the medical department of which he was graduated in 1903, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Without wasting any time he commenced his practice in Canistota the same year, removed to Redfield in 1904, and in 1909 removed to Geneva, New York, which he intends to make his permanent field of labor. In the comparatively short time he has been located in that town he has acquired a reasonably large practice, and the confidence with which he inspires his patients and the success he has displayed in the treatment of serious and well-nigh hopeless cases is rapidly causing his fame as a medical practitioner to spread beyond the confines of the town in which he lives. His practice is a general one, both as a physician and surgeon. Having in his youth been thoroughly trained in the tenets of the Methodist denomination, he became a member of this church when he settled in Geneva, while his political views are those of the Republican party. He is also a member of Ark Lodge, No. 33, Free and Accepted Masons of Geneva; Redfield Lodge, No. 22, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Geneva Lodge, No. 291, Order of Maccabees; and the Geneva Medical Association; of Ontario County Medical Society; Seventh District Medical Society; the New York State Medical and the American Medical Associations.
Dr. Short married, July 19, 1905, Ruth, born in Fayetteville, New York, daughter of Lester and Julia Worden, the former an extensive real estate dealer in Syracuse, New York, where he has resided since 1885. Children of Dr. Short and Ruth (Worden) Short: Dorothy Worden, born May 26, 1906; John Winchell, December 6, 1908.