|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1842|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1898|
WILLIAM H. AUSTILL. DEATH ENDS ALL.
Untold Suffering Came to an End Last Night.
W.H.Austill sank to everlasting sleep last night at 8:55 after suffering untold agonies for four days. He was stricken with paralysis Sunday evening and from that time until the death angel called and relieved the wearied soul he was not able to take a drop of nourishment, being unable to swallow. One entire side was paralyzed and he was unable to swallow. No hope was held out from the first although death was expected at any time, yet the announcement of his demise caused sorrow and regret. By the death of Mr. Austill the city loses one of its oldest, best known and most highly esteemed citizens and his many friends a loyal and staunch neighbor.
W.H. Austill was born in Rushville November 12, 1842. At the age of eight his parents moved to Tipton, where Mr. Austill followed his trade, that of a cabinet maker. At the age of fourteen he was left an orphan. He farmed for some time and when the war broke out he joined the 11th Indiana under Lew Wallace. At the end of his three month enlistment he joined the 21st Indiana under the three year enlisitment and served during the remainder of the war. In the fall of 1861 he was married to Elizabeth Baker, two boys and one girl being born to them. One boy and the girl died in infancy and the other son, Will, survives and resides here. Mr. Austill moved to Elwood May 14, 1877, and has resided here continuously, being engaged in the funeral and undertaking business. On March 10, 1873 he was married to Sarah Catherine Fifer, who survives him. To this union were born three sons, Oscar, Clarence, and Homer, who all live here and were present during his illness and at his death. Mr. Austill and his estimable family have a host of friends, who mourn that life for him has ended and that the family is thus beret.
Mr. Austill was a leading Odd Fellow and a member of the Elwood G.A.R. post. Both bodies will have charge of the funeral, which will occur Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Services will be conducted at the M.E. church by its former pastor, Rev. T.C. Beale, now residing in Cicero, and who is an old and intimate friend of Mr. Austill and family. Interment will be made in the city cemetery. The honorary pall bearers are Jacob Nuding, Hiram Hand, Joseph Jefferies, Nathan Knotts, Daniel Clymer, and George Harting. (Elwood Daily Record, July 15, 1898.)
Plot: Row 2, ADD VII
Maintained by: Thomas Stone
Originally Created by: Tina Comer Wilson
Record added: May 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69445635
William Henry Austill was the son of William Austill and Martha Webster. His mother died in 1856 and his father then married Lavina McKee in Dec 1856 in Tipton Co., IN. It is thought his father died during the Civil War since his father was on 1860 cens...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 1, 2012
Tina Comer Wilson
Added: Jun. 22, 2011