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Nellie May Sturgis Austin
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1873
Death: Jun. 4, 1908
Franklin
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

at rest
daughter of P.A. and Anna Sturgis
She sweetly sleeps
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Married 1: Bert Austin on April 5, 1888 in Morgan County, IL.
Married 2: John B. Austin on April 4, 1892.
Four children by this marriage:
Bertha
Marie
Lola
Alline

Nellie May Austin was murdered by her husband John Bert Austin. He fired three shots into her. He was arrested and charged with premediated murder. Claimed
for sixteen years of his marriage he has been a sufferer and also blames his mother-in-law for many of the troubles.

Nellie May was a graduate of Illinois College. For some time and due to her husband's excessive drinking, Nellie May had been supporting the family by giving music lesson.

Sources:
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.
Daily Illinois State Journal, June 6, 1908/June 21, 1908/July 18, 1908.
FAG Contributor 47173661 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter A. Sturgis (1844 - 1926)
  Annie Deare Sturgis (1848 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Ailene Austin Lonergan (1902 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Franklin City Cemetery
Franklin
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: P. Meado
Record added: Apr 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51493021
Nellie May <i>Sturgis</i> Austin
Added by: P. Meado
 
Nellie May <i>Sturgis</i> Austin
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i do it all for love..L.O.V.E.
- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Apr. 22, 2010
 
 
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