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.