Robert S. Austin
Robert S. Austin, son of William Dence Austin and Catherine O'Keefe, born 1894 in Lowville, New York and died 1924 in Long Beach, New York.
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Drowns at Long Beach
September 1, 1924 | Long Beach, New York
The Lowville Journal-Republican, September 4, 1924, p. 5:
DROWNED AT LONG BEACH
Robert Austin, Formerly of Lowville, Loses Life on Labor Day While Bathing.
Robert Austin, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Austin, formerly of Lowville, was drowned at Long Beach, L. I., Monday, but no particulars of the accident are at hand. The Austin family removed from this village to New York several years ago. Robert Austin was born here October 13, 1894. At the time of his death he held the responsible position of office manager for the D. W. Griffith Motion Picture Corporation, being in charge of the New York office. He was married about two years ago. Besides his wife and parents he leaves four brothers, Maurice, Harry, Ralph and Lawton, all of New York city.
Attends Austin Funeral
September 11, 1924 | Mount Vernon, New York
The Lowville Journal-Republican, September 11, 1924, p.7:
ATTENDS AUSTIN FUNERAL
James J. Donnelly, of this village, attended the funeral at Mount Vernon last Thursday of Robert Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Austin, formerly of Lowville, who was drowned on Labor Day at Long Beach in his endeavor to save a young boy from a likely death. Mr. Austin was struck by a large comber and the undertow took him out. He was grabbed by several who were near him, and brought to shore, where life guards and doctors worked over him for more than two hours, but were unable to resuscitate him. The force of the wave evidently injured him, and it was impossible to save his life.