Elizabeth Cornelia Austin

9 October 1848–8 June 1899 (Age 50)
New Berlin, New Berlin, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Cornelia

When Elizabeth Cornelia Austin was born on 9 October 1848, in New Berlin, New Berlin, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Noah Ely Austin, was 45 and her mother, Eliza Corbin, was 41. She married Homer B Johnson in 1872, in Chenango, New York, United States. She died on 8 June 1899, in New Berlin, New Berlin, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, South New Berlin, New Berlin, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Homer B Johnson
Elizabeth Cornelia Austin
Marriage: 1872

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Chenango, New York, United States

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World Events (6)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 27

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Austin in household of Noah E Austin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Libbie C Johnson in household of Homer Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Johnson in household of Noah E Austin, "New York State Census, 1875"

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