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Josephine Bivins Austin
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1848
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1921
Shelby County
Illinois, USA

An obituary published in the Shelbyville Democrat on July 7, 1921 for Mrs. Josephine Austin stated she had died at her home on North Wood Street, Sunday [July 3, 1921]. Josephine Bivins was born in Rose township, April 30, 1848, the daughter of the late William and Fruzanna Bivins. To her marriage, which occurred in 1865, three daughters and one son was born. The daughters were Dr. Honora Austin, Rudy, Ark.; Mrs. Ada Cheney, Taylorville, and Mrs. Addie Bass, St. Louis. The son was Clifford Bradford Austin, Douglas, Ariz. Besides her children, there were two brothers, Dr. F. P. Bivins, Shelbyville and Harry Bivins, Cowden; one sister, Mrs. W. R. Howard, Shelbyville and two grandchildren, one being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton B. Austin and the other a son of Mr. and Mrs. Cheney. Mrs. Austin was a member of the First Methodist Church of Shelbyville. The funeral was held from the home, conducted by Rev. E. V. Young. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  William R. Bivins (1826 - 1887)
  Sarah F. Warren Bivins (____ - 1880)
 
 Children:
  Odette Austin Bass (1876 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Josephine Bivins Austin (1848 - 1921)
  Franklin Pierce Bivins (1853 - 1923)*
  Harry Leonard Bivins (1865 - 1928)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Eileen Bridges
Record added: Jan 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82845743
Josephine <i>Bivins</i> Austin
Added by: Angela Gritzmacher
 
Josephine <i>Bivins</i> Austin
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