Lizzie Austin

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
June 17, 1886, page 3
Transcribed by:  

Lizzie Austin, a colored woman, living in the rear of Mr. Tom Milner’s suddenly fell to the floor Saturday night and expired in a few minutes.  Coroner John Rowland held an inquest the following morning, the jury finding that heart disease was the cause of the sudden taking off of the woman.


The Cartersville American
June 15, 1886, page 3

Dropped Dead on the Sidewalk.

On Saturday night at about nine o’clock, two colored women were passing an old house near the Methodist church.  One of them, having walked to town and back, complained of being tired, and said she must rest.  She took a seat on the steps of the old house.  Within a few minutes her companion noticed that she had thrown herself into a rather strange position, and upon trying to place her in one more comfortable found that she was dead.  She was the wife of Tony Austin, who has figured prominently among the colored cooks of this country for several years.  The coroner’s jury decided that her death occurred from heart disease.


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