|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1876|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1939|
Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 30, 1939
Lem Austin, 64, is killed in accident near Winchester. - Wife seriously hurt but may recover; others injured.
Lem Austin, 64, well known farmer, living six miles southeast of Winchester, was instantly killed, and his wife, Addie, was critically injured in a automobile accident last night about 7 o'clock.
The crash occurred at the intersection of the Greenville pike and a county road four miles southeast of Winchester, just two miles from the Austin home.
Three other persons were injured in the two car accident, Harry Charles Smith and his wife, Geraldine Esther, 419 Walnut street, Winchester, and Dorothy Wood, 14, who lives with the Smiths. Their injuries were minor, however, and they were released from the hospital after being given medical attention.
Mr. Austin's death was caused by a fractured skull and broken neck, Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, said. Extent of Mrs. Austin's injuries was not definitely known late last night, but it is thought she suffered several broken ribs. and a back injury. X-rays were taken at the Randolph County hospital where she was taken.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin were driving north in their Willys automobile, presumably enroute to church services at Saratoga. Driving onto the Greenville pike pavement from the dirt road, their light car was struck by a westbound heavy Buick driven by Harry Smith, careening it down the highway and dumping it over in a deep ditch on the north side of the road where it overturned.
The top of the Willys was torn off. Austin's body was under the overturned car, his wife being partly thrown out of the machine.
When taken to the hospital Mrs. Austin was conscious.
Sheriff Lester Mann and Deputy Sheriff Kora E. Davis answered the call, the sheriff being notified of the accident by an unidentified person who also called the Clark and Maynard ambulance. The officers, assisted by Aden Meek, Randolph county game warden, and others directed traffic while the machines were being taken into Winchester by wreckers. The Austin car was a mass of wreckage and part of it was left laying in the ditch.
Mr. Austin is survived, other than his wife, by five children, Ralph, of Fountain City; Gale, of Muncie; Mildred Moser, of Michigan; Mabel Cox, of Winchester, and Ruth Austin, at home. Frank Austin, of southeast of Winchester, is a brother.
The body was taken to the Clark and Maynard funeral home for burial preparations.
(Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Winchester Nazarene church, Rev. Rlland Marsh of New Pittsburg officiated, assisted by Rev. Ruben Walling of Saratoga. Burial was made in the Mount Zion cemetery.)
Addie P Moore Austin (1879 - 1939)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
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