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Robert W Austin
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Birth: May 18, 1910
Death: Aug., 1944

Robert Austin, 34-year-old Walnut township resident was instantly killed last Friday when struck by lightning at the farm home of his brother, Ivan Austin, about one and one-half miles east of the Podunk station on highway 169 south of Winterset.

The young man was struck by the bolt while he was in an outbuilding on the farm. Deputy Sheriff Cecil Letz and Coroner Paul Eggleston was called and investigated the death but no inquest was held.

Austin was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Austin, Sr. of Walnut township. Much of his early life was spent in Winterset and he attended the Winterset schools.

For the past several years he had worked as a barber at Arispe and Tingley. Since the first of this year he had been farming in Walnut township.

Robert W. Austin was born at Arispe on May 18, 1910, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Austin. Most of his life had been spent in Arispe, Winterset and Lorimor.

On Oct 23, 1938, he was married to Manerva Robinett of near Barney. They were the parents of a daughter, Carol, now two and half years old.

In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his parents; four brothers and two sisters; Leonard Austin, with the U. S. army in France, Forest Austin of near Peru, Iowa; Ivan Austin of Barney; Jerry Austin at home; Mrs. Joe Dodd of Mississippi; and Mrs. Dana Harper of near Barney.
Family links: 
  Robert Briggs Austin (1886 - 1967)
  Mattie Jane Wilson Austin (1890 - 1965)
  Manera Opal Robinett Heath (1913 - 1989)
  Robert W Austin (1910 - 1944)
  Leonard J Austin (1912 - 1972)*
  Forrest Marion Austin (1914 - 1997)*
  Ivan W Austin (1916 - 1985)*
  Eunice M Harper (1922 - 1985)*
  Betty J Austin (1925 - 1925)*
  Jerry Dean Austin (1928 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Lorimor Cemetery
Union County
Iowa, USA
Created by: 46620252
Record added: Jul 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9064016
Robert W Austin
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