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John Ashcraft Austin
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1892
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1918
New York, USA


Son of Rev. and Mrs. D. M. Austin, of Charlotte, Succumbs to Pneumonia.

Rev. and Mrs. D. M. Austin, of 505 Kingston Avenue, received a telegram from Washington yesterday announcing the death yesterday morning of an attack of pneumonia, New York.

Gunner Austin had been ill for 12 days but was thought to be recovering until Friday when a relapse occurred from which he never rallied.

Mr. Austin was 24 years of age and enlisted in the Navy 14 months ago. He was later transferred to a gun crew on one of the large transports and had made frequent trips across the water. He was a student at Norman Park College, Georgia, when he enlisted in the Navy. He was always a favorite among the young people of Charlotte and leaves a host of friends in this city.

It is expected that the body will arrive here Tuesday morning. No funeral arrangements were made yesterday.

He leaves besides his parents, two sister, Mrs. C. Grenshaw and Mrs. Edward Harris, and three brothers, Joe, Emalie and Clarence; the latter is now at Wake Forest College, where he is a member of the student Army training corps.

The Charlotte Observer
October 14, 1918, Monday
Page 12


The funeral services of John Austin, gunner in the Navy hospital in New York, Sunday, was held here yesterday at 4 o'clocl, the service being conducted at the grave in Elmwood Cemetery. Rev. W. A. Smith, pastor of the Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. The service was very impressive. Scripture, especially appropriate, was ready by the minister. The choir of the church sang "Some Day We'll Understand." After a prayer, the minister read Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar," then a soldier from Camp Greene sounded the bugle call "Taps."

The casket was wrapped in an American flag.

Acting as pallbearers were C. A. Thompson, J. R. Holland, J. A. Butler, C. H. Bass, D. B. Smith, V. W. Bayles.

The Charlotte Observer
October 18, 1918, Friday
Page 16

Family links: 
  Daniel M. Austin (1851 - 1925)
  Mary J. Griffin Austin (1867 - 1944)
  Rena Austin Harris (1889 - 1921)*
  John Ashcraft Austin (1892 - 1918)
  Joseph W. Austin (1897 - 1973)*
  Clarence Monroe Austin (1899 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: I-65
GPS (lat/lon): 35.23819, -80.84943
Created by: JJH
Record added: Mar 10, 2013
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John Ashcraft Austin
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John Ashcraft Austin
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John Ashcraft Austin
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