Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Austin Hill Cemetery, Town of Erin, Chemung County NY
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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (

Austin Hill Obituaries
    Dr. F.W. Brockway and Frank Conkling of Erin, drove to Breesport Decoration day.  About 8 o'clock they started for home and when turning the corner at the Baptist church the wagon struck a telephone pole and the occupants were thrown out.  Dr. Brockway received injuries from which he died in a few minutes after being taken to the home of David Harding.  He was attended by Drs. Colegrove and Jakeway and Coroner Jones.  Deceased is survived by tow daughters, Miss Clara, at home, and Mrs. Benj. Griffis of Leona, Pa., and the aged father who resides in Van Etten.  The funeral services were held at his late home Monday at 11 o'clock, and at the Austin hill church at 2 o'clock.  Rev. C.D. Smith of Van Etten, officiating, assisted by Rev. J.R. Clark of Austin hill.  The text was from First Kings 13th chapter and the last clause of the 30th verse.  The Erin choir sang three selections, "Abide With Me", "Lead Kindly Light" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul," the selections being favorite selections of the deceased.  The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.  Funeral Director Van Buskirk of Horseheads had charge of the arrangements.  Interment at the Austin hill cemetery.  Those in attendance from out of town were;  Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Griffis of Leona, Pa.;  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brockway, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Rumsey and family of Swartwood;  Mr. and Mrs. Burr McDowell, Mr. and  Mrs. Marshall Drake and family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wood of Van Etten;  Mr. and Mrs. Avery Courtright of North Chemung;  Mr. and Mrs. Tupper of West Danby; Douglas Catchim and daughters of Van Etten.  The pall bearers were cousins of the deceased--Douglas and Dudley Houck, Clark Park, Fenimore Rosencrans, Archie Bauvelt and Varnum McDowell.

Erin, March 24—Mrs. Erwin Hummer died at her late home on Friday morning, aged fifty-nine years. She is survived by her husband and adopted daughter, Mrs. Elmer Thomas, one brother, George Vaughn of Ronulus and her aged mother, Mrs. Phoebe Vaughn, who is nearly 91 years old. She was a lifelong resident of this place. The funeral service was held at the Methodist Church on Austin Hill. The Rev. Mr. Fanning of Erin, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Van Brocklyn officiated. The burial was in the Austin Hill Cemetery. (handwritten on article March 19, 1915)

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