AUSTIN, SR, ELIJAH - Benton County, Arkansas | ELIJAH AUSTIN, SR - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Bethel Cemetery
Benton County,

November 22, 1856 - June 26, 1934

The Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, June 28,1934


Oldest Justice of the Peace in Benton County Dies at His Farm Home Tuesday

Squire Lige Austin, prominent west county farmer, died about 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 1934, following injuries received the previous Saturday morning when he fell through an opening in the barn loft. He sustained a broken shoulder blade and four broken ribs. His spine was also injured, causing paralysis to set in from his waist. Owing to the account of his age, his death was not unexpected.

Funeral services and burial were held at the Bethel cemetery south of Gravette, this Thursday forenoon. The funeral was largely attended.

Mr. Austin was a native son of Benton county and was born on the old Austin homestead in the Cottage Grove community between Gravette and Decatur in 1858. His entire life had been spent there. Much of the land on the farm had been in cultivation for over 80 years.

Besides his widow he is survived by six children; John Austin of Gravette, Stroude Austin of Kansas City, Mrs. Hugh Fair, Mrs. Walter Mount, Mrs. Lanier Rogers of Gravette and Mrs. Waldron Hopkins of Sulphur Springs. Also by a brother, W.H. Austin of Gravette and a large number of other relatives.

November 6, 1859 - April 11, 1925

Benton County Democrat
Thursday, April 16, 1925

AUSTIN, Elizabeth Louella COWGUR - Elizabeth Louella Cowgur was born at Sherman, Texas Nov. 6, 1859. Died at her home near Cottage Grove {Gravette, Ark.}, April 11, 1925, being aged 65 years, 5 months and 5 days. She came to Arkansas with her parents in her childhood and settled near Bethel where she attended school and church. It was there she first met her companion who survives and deeply mourns her departure. Oct. 15, 1876 she was married to Elige Austin. To this union was born ten children, six of whom survive: John of Gravette; Straud of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. I.W. Hopkins, Sulphur Springs; Mrs. L. Rodgers and Mrs. H.L. Fair, Gravette; and Mrs. W.H. Mount of Pea Ridge. She professed faith in Christ at the Bethel church in a meeting conducted by Rev. Pierce Merril in 1890 and joined the Baptist church soon after and lived and died a faithful and loyal member to that day. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held at Bethel April 12, conducted by Rev. J.A. Scoggins, assisted by Rev. W.H. McCarron, after which the last sad earthly journey was begun, led by the pall bearers, followed by six of her granddaughters as flower girls. And there beneath the spreading oaks in the silent grave was tenderly placed the last earthly remains of mother, undisturbed in the last deep sleep that knows no waking until the trumpet of God shall sound and the dead shall come forth. Her husband and children.

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Submitted: 12/1/15 • Approved: 1/20/20 • Last Updated: 1/23/20 • R1113126-G1113126-S3

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