Austin Franklin Purinton

20 November 1893–10 December 1961 (Age 68)
Artesia Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States

The Life of Austin Franklin

When Austin Franklin Purinton was born on 20 November 1893, in Artesia Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, his father, Herbert Maxwell Purinton, was 26 and his mother, Cora Pauline Tribbey, was 21. He lived in DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Lyons, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 10 December 1961, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Springfield Union Cemetery, Springfield, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Herbert Maxwell Purinton
Cora Pauline Tribbey
Austin Franklin Purinton
Stewart Maxwell Purinton

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Austin Pennington in household of Herbert Pennington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Austin Purinton in household of Herbert Purinton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Austin Purinton in household of Herbert M Purinton, "United States Census, 1930"

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