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 Nellie May <I>Sturgis</I> Austin

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Nellie May Sturgis Austin

  • Birth 28 Feb 1873
  • Death 4 Jun 1908 Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 51493021

at rest
daughter of P.A. and Anna Sturgis
She sweetly sleeps
Married 1: Bert Austin on April 5, 1888 in Morgan County, IL.
Married 2: John B. Austin on April 4, 1892.
Four children by this marriage:

Nellie May Austin was murdered by her husband John Bert Austin. He fired three shots into her. He was arrested and charged with premediated murder. Claimed
for sixteen years of his marriage he has been a sufferer and also blames his mother-in-law for many of the troubles.

Nellie May was a graduate of Illinois College. For some time and due to her husband's excessive drinking, Nellie May had been supporting the family by giving music lesson.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.
Daily Illinois State Journal, June 6, 1908/June 21, 1908/July 18, 1908.
FAG Contributor 47173661

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  • Created by: P. Meado
  • Added: 22 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51493021
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie May Sturgis Austin (28 Feb 1873–4 Jun 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51493021, citing Franklin City Cemetery, Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by P. Meado (contributor 47252942) .