John Eales Short
John Eales Short married Louisa Fogwell Goodridge in Dartmouth in the early 1860's probably in the Presbyterian Church. For Louisa's descent please go to the Goodridge page
Like his father and elder brother John was in the building trade and he became a Master Builder & Carpenter
In 1871 John and Louisa were at 2 Alma Place with their daughter Caroline and Louisa's widowed mother Jane Goodridge but in 1881 the family lived at 3 Brixham Terrace, Kingswear, next door to his younger brother James, another Master Mason, who lived at number 2. In fact John was in partnership with his brother James but the two fell out over something to do with building work at the Methodist Church in Dartmouth and the feud between then lasted to their deaths.
The couple had moved again by 1901 - to New Road - and John was now more than a mason - he is a housebuilder.
John died on 5th January 1922 and is buried at Kingswear.
The extended family group - this photo was taken on May 29th 1912; to celebrate the Golden Wedding of John Eales and Louisa Short.
John and Louisa, the younger ladies are Maud and Ida; Louisa on her own and John and Louisa and their two sons
and two of John alone