Friday, June 19, 2009

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.

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