Friday, June 19, 2009

Obituary - Wilhelmina Heidenreich

The funeral of Mrs. John Austin, who died at her home in Denmark, Jan. 26th, was held Wednesday. Mrs. Austin died with the terrible disease, pneumonia, at the age of 37 years. This is certainly an afflicted family. Mr. Austin and his little son, aged four years, are both seriously ill. Only a short time since the mother and father of Mr. Austin departed this life. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to this sorely afflicted family. Besides her husband and child, the deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bara Heinrichs, of Denmark, and three brothers, Louis Heinrichs, of Swissvale, Pa.; Charles Heinrichs, of Mohawk, N. Y., and George Heinrichs, of Wisconsin.

Note: The surname Heinrichs is most likely Heidenreich.

Source: Lewis County Towns, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, January 31, 1907, Vol. 48, No. 11, p. 5.

Obituary - Pedda Everett

On Monday, the funeral of Mrs. Patty Austin, relict of the late Ira Austin, was held at the Line church. Mrs. Austin died July 25th, at the residence of her son, Ira Austin, Jr., in Lowville, at an advanced age. Mrs. A. had formerly been an old resident of this town, and much esteemed. Her remains were placed in Hillside cemetery by the side of her husband.

Note: Pedda Everett is often listed as Peggy or Patty.

Source: Denmark, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, July 30, 1879, Vol. 20, No. 32, p. 5.

Obituary - Huldah Dence

Mrs. Ira Austin

Mrs. Ira Austin, who bad been in poor health for several months, died Tuesday at her home in this town, aged 78 years. Her maiden name was Huldah Dence, and she was a sister of the late John Dence, of Lowville. The greater part of her life was spent in this town. She was for many years a member of the Methodist church, and a faithful, conscientious Christian. Besides her husband, who is critically ill, she is survived by four sons, George Austin, of Lowville; William D. Austin, of New York; I. John Austin, of Denmark, and Charles B. Austin, of Watertown; also one daughter, Mrs. George H. VanDusen. The funeral services will be held at one o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Albert P. Palmer officiating, and interment will be made at Boonville.

Source: Mrs. Ira Austin, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, January 17, 1907, Vol. 48, No. 9, p. 5.

Obituary - Ira Austin

Death of Ira Austin

Following closely the death of his wife, which occurred on the 15th inst., Ira Austin passed away at his home in this town Friday, the day following the funeral of his life companion. Both had been in poor health for several weeks, and their death was not unexpected. Mr. Austin's death was due to gangrene. He was born in the town of Denmark nearly 76 years ago, but the greater part of his life was spent in Lowville. In 1869 he erected the block at present occupied by the JOURNAL & REPUBLICAN, where for several years be conducted a harness store. After retiring from business he engaged in farming. He is survived by four sons, George Austin, of Lowville; William D. Austin, of New York; Charles B. Austin, of Watertown, and John Austin, of Denmark; one daughter, Mrs. George H. Van Dusen, of Schenectady, and one brother, E. B. Austin, of Boonville. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Rev. Albert P. Palmer officiating; interment at Boonvllle.

Source: Death of Ira Austin, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, January 24, 1907, Vol. 48, No. 10, p. 5.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Obituary - Charles D. Austin

Charles D. Austin

Charles D. Austin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ira Austin, of Lowville, died Saturday at his home in Watertown of heart disease. Mr. Austin was born In Lowvllle 49 years ago. He followed the occupation of stationary engineer and upon going to Watertown to reside, 16 years ago, was connected with the Diamond Novelty Company, until two years ago, when he embarked in the manufacture of soft drinks.

He was a member of Lowvllle Lodge, No. 759. I.O.O.F., of Watertown Lodge, No. 49, B.P.O.E., and of the Foresters' Court.

His widow, Mrs. Effie Austin, and step-son Raymond D. Seymour, of Watertown, survive, also two brothers, William D. Austin, of New York, and John I. Austin, of Denmark, and one sister, Mrs. George Vanduser, of Felts Mills.

Funeral services were held from the house Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock; interment at Boonville.

Source: Charles D. Austin, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, April 15, 1908, Vol. 56, No. 22, p. 7.

Obituary - Alonzo Sylvester Austin

Alonzo S. Austin, 91, the oldest member of Orient Lodge, No. 238, F. & A. M., of this village, died in the Masonic home in Utica, where he had been a guest since October, 1925, early Saturday morning. Mr. Austin had been ill but a few weeks, death being caused by diabetes and the infirmities of age. The remains were brought to this village by Undertaker C.E. Ryther, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Austin was born in the town of Denmark in March 1841, a son of the late Silas and Sallie Austin, and would have celebrated his 92nd birthday next month. His entire life was passed in this county, with the exception of his residence at the Masonic home in Utica. He followed farming in Denmark until 40 years ago, when he moved to this village. His wife, Mrs. Maria VanSlyke Austin, died in Copenhagen eight years ago. Mr. Austin joined Orient Lodge, F. and A. M., in Denmark village, August 15, 1864, the lodge then being know as No. 150, which was later transferred to Copenhagen and given the number 238. He filled several offices in the lodge during his long membership, and in December, 1920, was honored by being made a life member. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Gertrude Lasher, Carthage, and two cousins, Mrs. Emma Paris and John B. Austin, both of this village. Funeral services were held in Masonic temple here at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Rev. F.E. Hartley, the present worshipful master of the lodge, officiating. The bearers were L.D. Sheldon, H.A. Babcock, S.W. Parsons, W.A. Twining, A.G. Ryther, and A.A. Chickering. The remains were placed in Swinburne Cemetery, Deer River, in the spring.

Source: Copenhagen, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, February 16, 1933, Vol. 74, No. 18, p. 7.

Obituary - Marietta Bradt

Mrs. Charles Plopper died of cancer after a long and painful illness March 12th, at the home of her son, aged 60 years, 1 month and 24 days. She is survived by her husband, three sons and one daughter, Mrs. Melvin H. Plopper, of Constableville; Francis A., Ray D. and Mrs. Carrie Hunt, of Lowville; also five brothers, Henry Bradt, Rial Bradt and Erwin Bradt of Lowville; Chas. Bradt and Frank Bradt, of Martinsburg. The funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. George B. VanDyke officiating; internment in the old cemetery at Lowville.

Our clear mother has left us,
She has gone to her heavenly home;
She is sleeping with Jesus, her Saviour,
She has left her dear husband alone.

She has left us and gone home to Jesus,
Where she is free rrom all toil and care;
She is patiently waiting and watching
To welcome us all home over there.

She is sleeping with Jesus, at rest from all fears;
How sad are our hearts, our eyes dimmed with tears;
The trial is passed, she is free from all pain,
Singing praises to Christ; our loss is her gain.

And when her tasks assigned were done,
And sure reward was near at hand,
The silent angel hovered near
To bear her to a fairer land.

With heavenly anthems floating near,
And rest, eternal rest in view,
The soul enraptured hastens home,
Rejoiced to bid us all adieu.

Source: Obituary, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, March 19, 1903, Vol. 44, No. 17, p. 8.