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John Austin Eggleston
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1883
Scotland County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1961
Davis County
Iowa, USA

John Austin Eggleston is the son of Austin and Emily Louisa (Drake) Eggleston. Born and raised in Scotland County, Missouri, John married Violet Augusta "Gussie" Hyde, daughter of Cyrus Lyens and Susan (Kuntz) Hyde, there on December 20, 1905. The couple settled on a farm in Union Township and raised a family of six children there, two of whom died in infancy.


John Eggleston Longtime Resident Dies August 2

John Eggleston was born near Memphis, Mo., November 25, 1883 and died in Davis County Hospital at Bloomfield, Iowa, August 2, 1961 after more than a year of serious illness. He was 77 years, eight months and seven days of age. John Eggleston was a son of Austin Eggleston and Emily Louisa (Drake) Eggleston. He was one of seven children. At an early age he united with the Brock Methodist church and throughout his life remained a faithful and helpful member. He was united in marriage to Violet August Hyde, December 20, 1905, who departed this life August 24, 1929. To this union five children were born. Two preceded him in death, Warren A., an infant child, also his wife, parents, three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by two sons, Herbert C. and Austin E. of Memphis, a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Robinson (Ida) of Memphis, one daughter-in-law, Mildred Eggleston who he thought of as a daughter, also five grandsons, Kenneth, Keith, John Wm., Stanley Eggleston and Richard J. Robinson; one granddaughter, Janie Eggleston; three great grandsons, Mark, Dirk and Trent Eggleston, a sister, Mrs. Ernest Guy “E.G.” (Myrtle Emily “Mertie”) Bull of Memphis, also many nieces and nephews.
After the death of his wife, his daughter, Ida made a home for him and her brothers. John was a devoted father and did the best he knew for his children. He adored his grandchildren. John was a community worker, always willing and concerned to the very end for the welfare of all his friends. He was a prosperous farmer and enjoyed his work and home. John was a member of the Republican committeemen in Scotland County for years and worked faithfully for the cause and was alert to the affairs of county, state and nation. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and in the neighborhood in which he has lived these 77 years. Services were conducted by Rev. G. Lolin Eaton assisted by Rev. Frank Barnett at the Brock church at 2 p.m. Friday, August 4, 1961. Burial was in Brock cemetery. Body bearers were Clark Eggleston, Wayne Eggleston, Dewey Garrett, Phil Hinds, Vic Patton and Leland Floyd.

Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Reveille, 10 Aug 1961 (used with permission)

Thanks to Linda Brown for sharing this obituary.
Family links: 
  James Austin Eggleston (1845 - 1914)
  Emily Louisa Drake Eggleston (1850 - 1932)
  Violet Augusta Hyde Eggleston (1882 - 1929)*
  Warren Austin Eggleston (1906 - 1907)*
  Herbert Cyrus Eggleston (1909 - 1969)*
  Infant Son Eggleston (1912 - 1912)*
  Austin Everet Eggleston (1914 - 2005)*
  Ida Viola Eggleston Robinson (1916 - 2001)*
  Effie J. Eggleston Mains (1868 - 1931)*
  Burtrum Eggleston (1869 - 1940)*
  Edith M. Eggleston Robinson (1871 - 1953)*
  Myrtle Emily Eggleston Bull (1872 - 1964)*
  Fannie Maude Eggleston Rosenburger (1876 - 1957)*
  John Austin Eggleston (1883 - 1961)
  Fred Clay Eggleston (1885 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Brock Cemetery
Scotland County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Larry and Jane
Record added: Aug 24, 2006
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John Austin Eggleston
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