Obit: Austin, Mary (1889 - 1918)
Surnames: AUSTIN WILSON BAKER GRUSH POW, KETSCHMER
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 08/31/1918
Austin, Mary (10 JUN 1889 - 23 AUG 1918)
The friends in this community (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) were greatly shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Elmer Austin of Ladysmith, which occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital Aug. 23, 1918, following an operation.
The deceased, Mary Wilson, was born June 10, 1889, on a farm west of Humbird, where she grew to young womanhood. On Sept. 8, 1909, she was united in marriage with Mr. Elmer Austin of Abbotsford, Wis., and their home was in that city, later in Stevens Point and then removing to Ladysmith. Mrs. Austin was a popular young lady in all places where they made their home, and her popularity both here and in the places where her home had been since her marriage was testified by the large number of beautiful floral emblems that were placed about her casket.
Mrs. Austin is survived by her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Baker of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. E. Grush of Humbird; and five brothers, S. B. Wilson of Oregon; A. D. Wilson of Chippewa Falls, H. Wilson of Ladysmith; J. R. Wilson of Stevens Point, O. A. Wilson of Escanaba, Michigan.
The sudden death of Mrs. Austin, occurring only three weeks following the death of her mother, is a double grief to the family and friends. She was of an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways, so that friendship's circle was to her a large one. Her affection for kindred and friends was tender and abiding. Here she played as a child, attended school, developed into beautiful young womanhood; and here, in the dearest of all places to her on earth, her mortal remains are laid to rest. She ran the journey of her life in the short span of twenty-eight years. It is a pathway marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. Flowers not thorns, sunshine not shadow, did she scatter everywhere. With these she was lavish. Mrs. Austin was an accomplished vocalist, and no entertainment or program was considered complete without her assistance, which she always cheerfully contributed. The sweet voice is stilled by the hand of Death, but it will live in the memory of her friends as long as life shall last.
The remains were brought here from Chippewa Falls Saturday night and taken to M. Ketschmer's undertaking rooms, to await the hour of the funeral services.
Services were held at the M. E. Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 and were attended by a large congregation. Rev. R. Pow preached the funeral sermon. Burial was in the Mentor Cemetery.
Besides the immediate members of the family of the deceased here, to attend the funeral were Mr. Austin's people from Medford, and a sister and husband from Chicago, and a delegation of trainmen from Stevens Point.
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