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Sadie Olive Gillespie Austin
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1866
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1936
Keya Paha County
Nebraska, USA

Mrs. Austin Drops Dead At Funeral

Mrs. Sadie Austin, an old time resident of Keya Paha, suddenly passed away Monday afternoon. She was standing outside the Methodist Chuch where she had gone to attend the funeral of Mrs. Clarence Gipson. Suddenly she collapsed and it is believed her death was instantaneous, the cause being attributed to heart trouble and over exertion in the extensive heat.

After spending last summer and part of the winter in California with her son and daughter, Mrs. Austin returned to Springview in January. She suffered severely with flu in the early part of the spring, and never entirely recovered. She was past seventy years old.

Mrs. Sadie Austin

Sadie Olive Gillespie was born January 11, 1866 in Pocohontas, Illinois to her parents, Andrew J. Gillespie and Emma Gillespie, from which union five sisters were born who now are Mrs. Temporance Iaeger of Chadron, Mrs. Winifred Beatty of Chadron; Mrs. Corine Gates of Chadron; Mrs. Leona McGinnis of Lusk, Wyoming. The deceased sisters are Mrs. Flora Hartzell and Mrs. Grace Jones.

The deceased moved from Illinois to St. Paul, Nebraska in 1880, where shse taught school, and from there she went to Chadron in 1882 and was married to William A. Austin on August 25, 1885. During the residence there their home was on a ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Austin left Chadron in 1899, coming to Springview to make their home on a ranch north of Springview, where they lived until 1930, then moving to Springview. Mr. Austin preceded her in death on September 25, 1931 and was buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery near Springview. From this union was born five children, the youngest, Jeannie Joy, is deceased.

Now living are a daughter, Bertie Lee Powell, Sacramento, California; a son, William A. Austin, Ridge, Montana; a son, Thomas Austin, Utah; a son, Warren Austin, Los Angeles, California; and one step-son, Seth Austin, Martin, South Dakota.

Mrs. Austin leaves many to mourn her death when she passed away peacefully to a well-earned rest on June 29, 1936. In connection with the regular funeral services, Eastern Star services were conducted. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery beside her husband.
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  William Alexander Austin (1851 - 1931)
  Andrew Warren Austin (1899 - 1955)*
  Jeanie Joy Austin (1906 - 1906)*
  William A Austin (1910 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Keya Paha County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Sandi McCoy
Record added: Jul 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55149833
Sadie Olive <i>Gillespie</i> Austin
Added by: Sandi McCoy
Sadie Olive <i>Gillespie</i> Austin
Added by: Sandi McCoy
Sadie Olive <i>Gillespie</i> Austin
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