Henry David Austin

18 September 1818–13 October 1879 (Age 61)
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Henry David

When Henry David Austin was born on 18 September 1818, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Honorable William Austin, was 40 and his mother, Charlotte Williams, was 37. He died on 13 October 1879, in Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Honorable William Austin
1778–1841
Charlotte Williams
1781–1820
Arthur Williams Austin
1807–1884
Elisabeth Austin
1808–1901
Nathaniel Austin
1810–1890
William Austin
1811–1835
Edward Henry Austin
1813–1813
Margaret Austin
1816–1888
Margaret Austin Dexter
1817–1902
Henry David Austin
1818–1879
Charlotte Williams Austin
1820–1821

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 18

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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  • Henry D. Austin, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • David Henry Austin, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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