Gene Burgess Austin

Female24 February 1871–

Brief Life History of Gene Burgess

When Gene Burgess Austin was born on 24 February 1871, in Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, her father, Barnum L Austin, was 31 and her mother, Ellen A Cady, was 32. She married Dr Roger Gaylord Prentiss on 17 October 1895, in Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in District of Columbia, United States in 1935 and Middleton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Dr Roger Gaylord Prentiss
1868–1932
Gene Burgess Austin
1871–
Marriage: 17 October 1895
Katherine C Prentiss
1897–1982
Roger Gaylord Prentiss Jr.
1904–1961

Sources (24)

  • Gene B Prentis in household of Roger G Prentis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gene Prentiss in entry for Roger Gayland Prentiss, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Genie Austin in household of Barnum Austin, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1895Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 1

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 31

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, from Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus (see Augustin ). This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of Saint Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by Saint Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to southern England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.

    English: variant of Aspden , with which this surname became confused.

    History: This was the name of a merchant family that became established in eastern MA in the 17th century, notably in Charlestown. Richard Austin came from England and landed at Boston in 1638, and his son Anthony was clerk of Suffield, CT, in 1674. The surname is very common in England as well as America; this Richard Austin was only one of a number of bearers who brought it to North America. — In 1821 Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), born in Austinville VA, founded the first Anglo colony in TX.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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