AUSTIN, Myrtle Viola (DeFord) 1872-1946
AUSTIN, DEFORD, DEAN, MORSE, DODGE
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Date: 1/2/2012 at 16:07:27
Myrtle (DeFord) Austin 1872-1946
Osage – Funeral rites were here Saturday for Mrs. Myrtle Austin, 74, who died in a Waterloo hospital, having been ill for several months.
Nee Myrtle DeFord, daughter of John and Elizabeth DeFord, she was born near New Haven, south of Osage, in March, 1872.
She attended the local school and in 1889 was married to Clyde Dean of Wisconsin.
In 1901, she was married to Clifford Austin and the couple established its first home near Osage, retiring to Osage in 1915.
She was employed for many years at the Osage Cleaners, as seamstress. The last few years she spent intermittently at Osage, and at Waterloo with her daughter, Mrs. Della Morse.
She leaves a daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grand-children.
Preceding her in death were one daughter; Mrs. Raymond Dodge; four sisters and one brother; Matt DeFord.
Mrs. Austin was the last member of the DeFord family.
Waterloo Courier, Sunday March 17, 1946
Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell, Iowa
Myrtle Viola Austin…death/burial March 16, 1946
Clifford Ray Austin….death/burial January 4, 1959
Note* Her daughter Mrs. Raymond Dodge mentioned in the above obit was Eva Leone (nee Dean) Dodge, the 2nd wife of Raymond Jay Dodge.
Her daughter Della Morse mentioned in the obit was Della Viola (nee Austin) Morse. She married Merle Albert Morse.
Black Hawk Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
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