|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1846|
|Death: ||May 4, 1928|
Caroline was the daughter of James O. Johnson and Phoebe Jeffords and the wife of Isaac Newton Austill.
Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Mar. 5, 1928
Mrs. Caroline Austill Is Victim; Was Reading Newspaper When Her Dress Ignited; Funeral Wednesday At Piketon
Mrs. Caroline Austill, 82, who for many years was a resident of Piketon, was so badly burned Sunday at noon when her clothes caught fire that she died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday. She was reading a newspaper and when it caught fire she attempted to suppress the flames. Her dress became ignited and before the flames could be extinguished she was burned all over her body. Mrs. Austill lived with her daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Spurck, who is employed in the home of J. H. B. Burke of Wheelersburg, where the distressing fatality occurred. Dr. Martyn Taylor of Sciotoville was called to the Burke home and attended the aged woman. He notified relatives that she only had a short time to live. She was burned over her entire body and it is believed she inhaled the flames. Mrs. Spurck used a blanket to smother the flames. Mrs. Austill was the widow of the late Newton Austill long a prominent citizen in Pike county. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Spurck, Mrs. Carrie Lauerman of 725 Seventh street, and Mrs. Elizabeth ??? Armsey of 303 Court street, this city.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Piketon M. E. Church at ?? p.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in the Mound Cemetery.
See her daughter, Emma Austill's memorial in this cemetery and note Emma also died from when her clothing caught fire.
Newton Austill (1845 - 1917)
Emma J. Austill (1869 - 1918)*
Carrie Austill Lauerman (1871 - 1962)*
Phoebe Austill Farmer (1876 - 1957)*
Created by: Shirley Houk
Record added: Jun 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71840132
Added: Feb. 6, 2012