Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for George Austin who passed away Sunday evening at Anamosa, Iowa. The services were held at the home of his mother, conducted by Rev. Fred H. Johnson.
Mr and Mrs C. E. Pollard sang and the Farnam American Legion attended in a body.
George William Austin, son of Wm. Porter and Emma Lee Austin was born November 18, 1886 near Jacksonville, Illinois. At the age of one year he came with his parents to Nebraska and his boyhood days were spend on a farm 12 miles northwest of Farnam.
He was united in marriage to Susie Catherine Miller September 11, 1907, who preceded him in death July 11, 1917.
He was a veteran of the World War enlisting with the 89th Division in France during the remainder of the war and serving from November to May in Army of Occupation. He received an Honorable Discharge June 10, 1919.
He departed this life at Anamosa Iowa April 23, 1939 at the age of 52 years 5 months 5 days.
He leaves to mourn his going his mother; Mrs. Emma Austin, four sisters and one brother, Mrs Daisy Craig, Brady; Mrs. Eleanor Craig, Ogden, Utah; Ira Austin, Gothenburg, Nebr; Mrs Ina Rowland and Mrs Edith Pollard, Farnam, Nebr. and 22 nieces and nephews.
His father and one brother James Irving having preceded him in death.
He accepted Christ as his Savior about six years ago. The last word he sent to his mother was that he was a Christian and expected to be the rest of his life.
Among the relatives from a distance here for the services Wednesday were Mr and Mrs Ira Austin and family. Mr and Mrs Clarence Rubenthaler and Elmer Haynes, Gothenburg; Mrs Moor, Holdrege; Mr and Mrs. H. B. Craig and Mr and Mrs Ernest Peterson, Brady and Agnes Rowland, North Platte.
The Farnam Echo 55(34):1 Thursday, 27 April 1939
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