Susan Austin, born July 4, 1836 in Winchester, Kentucky. Age 77 years, 5 months, 21 days. Father, John P. Stubblefield, born Kentucky. Mother Elizabeth Herndon, born Kentucky. Informant, R Stubblefield of Hallsville, Missouri. Died December 25, 1913.
Several newspapers carried the news of her death:
The Winchester Democrat Saturday, December 27th, 1913 pg 1
Mrs. Susan Austin Dies In Missouri
Native of Clark County Succumbs After Long Illness of Paralysis. Sister of Mrs. Henry Boone.
Mr. Henry Boone received a letter Saturday from his wife, who has been at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Susan Austin, announcing the death of Mrs. Austin on Christmas Day. She was 77 years of age and lived at Hallsville, Mo. Death was due to paralysis and gall stones, from which she had been a sufferer for about 7 years. The funeral services took place at the Christian Church in Hallsville Saturday. Mrs. Austin was a native of Clark county and was the daughter of the late Jack Stubblefield. She married a surgeon in the Confederate army and left Winchester in 1863. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Henry Boone, of Winchester; four sons, Messrs. J.J. and Ben Austin, and Dr. Robert and Dr. Willet Austin, all of Hallsville: two sisters, Mrs. Katie Berry, of Hallsville and another living at Columbia, Mo. She was also an aunt of the late J.W. Oliver, of this city. Her husband has been dead about 8 years. Mrs. Austin visited relatives here in 1908 for the last time. She was a good Christian woman and her death will be mourned by a large circle of friends. She had relatives living in Mason county.
Columbia Herald Statesman Friday January 2, 1914 pg 8
Mrs. Susan Austene died at the home of her son, B.P. Austene, at Hallsville, at 8 o'clock, December 25, 1913, of a complication, of diabetes and paralysis, after an illness of ten weeks. She was the widow of Dr. Benjamin Austene and the mother of seven children, of whom all survive: Mrs. R.S. Tucker of Excelsior Springs, Dr. R.S. Austene of Hallsville, Mrs. J.H. Berry of Hallsville, J.J. Austene of Centralia, Mrs. Hampton Rothwell of Moberly. Deceased was born in Winchester, Clark county, Kentucky July 4, 1836, and departed this life on Christmas day. She was married to Dr. Benjamin Austene in 1858 and came to Missouri in 1863. She united with the Christian church at the age of 16 years. She said if it was the Lord's will she would like to live longer, with her children, but she was not afraid to die, and that she had strong faith and full trust in her Savior. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church South of Hallsville by Elder Swift of Centralia, assisted by Rev. W.W. Wilson of Hallsville, after which the remains were laid to rest in Red Top cemetery. Homer Wilson, Mr. McCaslin, William Carpenter, W.D. Hulen and wife, Mrs.
Daniels and daughter, Miss Bettie Divin of Centralia attended the funeral of Mrs. Sue Austene, the 27th also Mrs. Dr. Cox of Stephens Store, Mr. and Mrs. Fount Rothwell, S.M. and Lee Stevinson of Columbia.
Clipping from Dec 1913.
Mrs. Susan Austene, daughter of Jack and Elizabeth Stubblefield, was born in Winchester, Clark county, Ky., July 4, 1836, died at the home of her son B. P. Austene in Hallsville, December 25, 1913, after an illness extending over a period of six weeks following a stroke of paralysis. She received her early training and grew to young womanhood in her native state and was united in marriage to Dr. Benjamin Austene March 18, 1858. Five years later they moved to Missouri locating near Hallsville, where for many years her husband was a practicing physician in this county, having preceeded her in death March 3, 1905. Besides her children she is survived by one sister Mrs. Henry Boone of Winchester, Ky who was present during her last illness, also twenty-six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.