Harriette B. Austin

7 June 1890–1979 (Age 88)
Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Harriette B.

When Harriette B. Austin was born on 7 June 1890, in Keeler, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, Ludwig C. Austin, was 23 and her mother, Minnie G Irish, was 21. She married Henry Casper Buechner on 5 September 1910, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 46 years. She died in 1979, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 89.

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Henry Casper Buechner
Harriette B. Austin
Marriage: 5 September 1910
Mignon Elizabeth 'Bettie' Buechner
Margaret L Buechner

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 6
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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company
Age 13
"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 26
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus . This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo ( 354–430 ), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. 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 St. Augustine of Canterbury ( died c.605 ), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

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

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  • Harriet Austin in household of Austin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harriette Austin in household of Ludric C Austin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harriette Buechner in household of Henry C Buechner, "United States Census, 1940"

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