Death of Jas. B. Austin
An old Simconian, at one
time known to everybody here, passed away Tuesday at
St. Thomas, in the person of Mr. James Beemer Austin.
Mr. Austin died at the home
of his sister, Mrs. W. O. Foster, where he went a few weeks ago to
visit. He was in his 71st year.
Deceased was the elder son
of the late Jonathan Austin of Simcoe, and had lived for many
years in Washington, D.C., where he held a very prominent position
in the Associated Press.
He leaves one daughter,
Mrs. Fred Hager of South Bend, Ind., who with her husband, left
with the remains for Washington yesterday afternoon.
Ex-Mayor C. A. Austin is a