|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1947|
Geneva Yeary Austin
Geneva Yeary Austin was born August 24, 1919 at Wagoner, Oklahoma, the daughter of Henry Bascom Yeary and Flora Speaks Yeary.
She was married to Aubert Andrew Austin on December 7, 1942 in Wagoner, Oklahoma.
She was instantly killed when the Missouri Pacific local 192, running north struck her car, at the railroad crossing south of Inola. It is not known how the accident occurred but it was believed that she did not hear the train, and drove up on the tracks in front of the local.
The body of Mrs. Austin was brought to the Rice Funeral home in Claremore and prepared for burial.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Alice Faye Austin; sisters, Halcie Yeary Payne, Josephine Yeary Ensminger, Easter Yeary, Nellie Yeary, Gladys Yeary, and Thelma Eva Yeary. She is survived by her husband, Aubert Andrew Austin, her parents Henry Bascom Yeary and Flora Speaks Yeary; sisters, Grace Yeary Payne, Addie Patricia Yeary Vostal, Lee Yeary Stewart; brothers, Raleigh, Clyde G. and George Edward Yeary.
Charlotte Stevens Schneider; Grand Niece of Geneva Yeary Austin
A Niece's Memories
One correction on Geneva; she was not driving; her cousin, Homer, was at the wheel. He sustained only a broken leg. He was not from Wagoner, was visiting from somewhere else. I don't remember his last name, but I think he was related to grandpa's brother, Ike Yeary..and I think they were in Virginia??
My mother went back for the funeral & went to the site of the accident and said that it was a long, straight track..and the only reason they would have been hit, was that he tried to "beat the train" across. He, of course, never admitted to that. If I remember correctly, he said the car stalled. If that was the case, they would have had plenty of time to get out of the car. But she was dead and gone; what good could come of trying to pin the blame? I'm sure his remorse must have haunted him forever. I never met him, so don't know what he was like..or even how old.
It was brutally sad for the family. I remember so vividly the terrible grief of everyone..she was the "baby",..and so very sweet!
I went back to Wagoner each summer to visit. I was very young, the first time by myself, only 10, but Lee would put me on a plane and off I'd go, and grandma & grandpa would meet me at the airport in Tulsa. Can't remember who drove them there.(Back in those days, we didn't have to fear children traveling alone, the airlines took very good care of them.)
Geneva had written to me saying that she wanted me to stay with her that summer. She had lost her baby and I think she was looking forward to having a child around. Anyway, I was very excited about staying with her. She lived next door to grandma & grandpa Yeary, and they were very sweet to me, but I knew that "Dude",( her nickname), and I would have lots of fun. And I loved her husband, Aubert ; he teased us both, and made me feel really welcome.
Isn't she adorable in that picture that you added?! That's how I remember her. And don't all the Yearys' look so much alike? It's amazing.
Niece Patsy Aboud
Geneva Yeary Austin
The Record Democrat
February 20, 1947
Geneva Yeary was born at Wagoner, Oklahoma, on August 24, 1919, the daughter of Henry Bascom Yeary and Flora Speaks Yeary.
Mrs. Aubert Austin, 27, Wagoner, was killed instantly Tuesday and a cousin, Homer Yeary, 27, of Sharpsville, Indiana, seriously injured when the car in which they were riding was struck by a north bound Missouri Pacific Freight on a crossing one mile south of Inola.
Mrs. Austin and her cousin had taken her parents and his father to visit relatives south of Inola for the day and were on their way to Tulsa at the time of the accident.
The train struck the car on Mrs. Austin's side, throwing Yeary, who was driving, clear. The car was dragged about 900 feet over a trestle before the train could be stopped.
Yeary, who suffered severe head and back wounds, is a patient in the Claremore General Hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs. Austin will be held in the Wagoner Church of God Monday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. R. D. Cook conducting the services.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of the Hersman Funeral Home.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Austin is survived by her parents. Mrs. & Mrs. H. B. Yeary, three sisters and two brothers.
Transcribed by Charlotte Stevens Schneider, great Niece of Geneva Yeary Austin
Henry Bascom Yeary (1869 - 1954)
Flora Speaks Yeary (1878 - 1968)
Aubert Andrew Austin (1919 - 1978)*
Alice Faye Austin (1943 - 1943)*
Halcie Yeary Payne (1896 - 1922)*
Grace Lenore Yeary Payne (1898 - 1964)*
Raleigh Yeary (1901 - 1980)*
Clyde Gibson Yeary (1903 - 1990)*
Addie Patricia Yeary Vostal (1916 - 1994)*
Lela Yeary Parry (1916 - 1997)*
Geneva Yeary Austin (1919 - 1947)
Plot: Section C Row 7
Created by: Charlotte Schneider
Record added: Aug 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28829614
Dearest Aunt, You were so very kind and sweet to a little girl. We never had "our summer together", you were taken so young and so unexpectedly, but we will, and in a far better place. Your loving niece, Patsy|
Patricia Stewart Aboud
Added: Jan. 19, 2009
Rest in Peace, Dear Aunt Geneva|
Added: Jan. 17, 2009