Joseph Ervin Austin

Brief Life History of Joseph Ervin

When Joseph Ervin Austin was born on 19 February 1897, in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States, his father, David Rufus Austin, was 48 and his mother, Martha Jane Forster, was 35. He married Della June Lowell on 20 August 1922, in Eckert, Delta, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 19 Clifton, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1930 and North Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 2 September 1955, in Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Cory, Delta, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ervin Austin
1897–1955
Della June Lowell
1905–1970
Marriage: 20 August 1922
Clinton David Austin
1923–1967
Mattie Pearl Austin
1925–1954
William Thomas Austin
1927–2006
Betty Lea Austin
1929–1998
Arthur Lloyd Austin
1930–1932

Sources (10)

  • Joseph E Austin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J E Austin, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Joseph Ervin Austin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1901 · City Hall Built

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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