Mrs. Austin Dies, Aged 86


(May 11, 1870-April 21, 1957)


NORWOOD--Mrs. Sarah Gertrude Austin, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leon McCargar Sunday, Apr. 21, 1957, at 8:30 p.m., following a long illness.

She was born May 11, 1870, in Lee Center, a daughter of Harris and Elmina Greenleaf Wilbur. She was married to Walter Austin Sept. 10, 1889, and he died in 1933. She has lived in Norwood most of her life.

The body was taken to the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood, where friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9. The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 at the Buck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stanley Smith, pastor of the Norwood Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leon (Lucille) McCargar; three sons, Leon Austin, Chicago, Lyle of Miami and Harry of Kenmore; three grandchildren; one sister, Miss Ida Wilbur, Lisle, N.Y.

She was a member of the Norwood Methodist Church and of the WSCS.



(From the Pauline Deshaies collection, original source unknown).