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Pvt John P. Austin
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1843
Tompkins County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1923
Steuben County
New York, USA

Born to Lorenzo D. Austin and Catharine Blake of Newfield, NY. Age, I8 years. Enlisited, November 16,1861, at Newfield; mustered in as private, Battery M, November 18, 1861, to serve three years; re-enlisted, December 31, 1863; mustered out with battery, June 26, 1865, at Richmond, Va.

DEATH-BURIAL: A series of articles in the Corning, NY "Evening Leader" appearing between Tuesday, 6 Feb 1923 and Saturday, 14 Feb 1923 document the incidents leading up to the death and burial of John P. Austin. The original articles are in the possession of Carl Hommel. Their content is summarized here: John Austin was found unconscious lying in the New York Central Railroad Yards in Corning, with his feet and legs frozen, and bruises on his face and remaining arm. He had been living at the Soldier 's Home in Bath, NY, and had arrived in Corning the previous day on the bus. It was theorized that he had stumbled walking across the yard and had become stunned. There were no signs of robbery since they found $16 and a gold watch in his pocket. He was hospitalized in the Corning Hospital in critical condition, eventually developing pneumonia 3 days later and dying 5 days after being rescued on 10 Feb 1923. The funeral was held 14 Feb 1923 in the Hope Cemetery Chapel. John Austin was a native of this section and had spent most of his life in Steuben County. For 25 years he had lived in Corning and for years operated a peanut stand near the Erie Depot. He was a member of the G.A.R. having served his country during the Civil War. He is survived by a son Thurlow Austin of Cortland and 2 brothers L. G. Austin of Newfield, NY and Ancil Austin of Addison, NY. 
Family links: 
  Lorenzo D. Austin (1818 - 1867)
  Catherin Blake Austin (1815 - 1885)
  Thurlow H Austin (1864 - 1938)*
  Maud Austin Olmsted (1867 - 1937)*
  John P. Austin (1843 - 1923)
  Ancil Austin (1845 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Hope Cemetery
Steuben County
New York, USA
Created by: Douglas Robinson
Record added: Jun 28, 2012
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Pvt John P. Austin
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Pvt John P. Austin
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