Hi Joyce, I am a research volunteer, not related. Looks like William Howell Short died between 1870 and 1880 in Dane Co. as Jane and Frances are living right below son William Walter or Walter William Short on 1880 in Oregon, Dane Co. He stayed and died in Dane County. Married Louise Bull and had 4 children.
Florence married (later divorced) Edward Faulkes 1 Jun 1876. They had one son, Charles Emmett, b. 1878 d. 1955 Polk Co, Iowa. Don't know what happened to Florence, last trace is a city directory in Madison Wi, 1896.
Fanny/Frances married George Harvey Brooks 14 Aug 1883. They had one son, Raymond George, or George Raymond. (These folks seem to use first and middle names interchangably!) not born until 1903 Illinois, d. 1957 Los Angeles, Ca.The family is in the 1910 census Los Angeles, but haven't followed the trail more than that. Good Luck, Judy