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Hattie Content Bell Austin
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1861
Quebec, Canada
Death: Feb. 8, 1899
Fairfax
Franklin County
Vermont, USA

Hattie was the daughter of Sylvester H. & Marcia/Mercine [FARNSWORTH] BELL, the oldest of 5 children :Asahel b 1863, Flora b 1866, Homer b 1868,+ Arthur 1871. Each born "over the border in Canada at an aunt's". Her parents went through a bitter divorce in 1884 after her father "shot but did not kill" her mother.

She married Timothy Seymour Austin [b 1862] in 1888 having 2 sons: Arthur Seymour in 1894, Ernest Winslow Austin in 1896 in Fairfax. She got pneumonia and died at only 37 when her sons were only 4 + 2 yrs old. They were then raised by her sister Flora and brothers Homer and Arthur who had moved down to Randolph with their mother, Marcia Bell, who died 1 week before Hattie.

In Randolph the uncles and aunt had opened The Bell Brothers Store - largest department store in mid-Vermont which Arthur and Earnest worked in after WW1 service. The boys visited their father's farm summers in Farfax. Their father T.S. Austin remarried, had 4 more children, and later moved down to Randolph also.

Hoping to find relatives.

Please contact me for more details.
Rrachelros@aol.com 
 
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 Parents:
  Marcia A Farnsworth Bell (1828 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Timothy Seymour Austin (1862 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Earnest Winslow Austin (1896 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hattie Content Bell Austin (1861 - 1899)
  Asahel H Bell (1863 - 1925)*
  Flora Anne Bell (1866 - 1967)*
  Homer Bennett Bell (1868 - 1937)*
  Arthur Jay Bell (1871 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"HATTIE" in book.--- on front COME YE BLESSED --- "HATTIE C BELL" below dove --- Wife of T. Seymour Austin --- Died Feb. 9. 1899 ---- AE 37 yrs. 2 ms --- large letters on base AUSTIN
 
Burial:
Beaver Cemetery
Fairfax
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Rachel Bell
Record added: Jun 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20010669
Hattie Content <i>Bell</i> Austin
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Was a pleasure to find hattie for her Grandchildren, My Daugther and I enjoy helpnig as much as possiable the grave is very well mantained.
- sophie
 Added: Jun. 24, 2007
You cared deeply and gave so much. Your children were raised well and had a good life with their family.
- Rachel
 Added: Jun. 21, 2007
 
 
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