Willis Freeman Austin

26 October 1865–1953 (Age 87)
South Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Willis Freeman

When Willis Freeman Austin was born on 26 October 1865, in South Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Freeman Austin, was 36 and his mother, Ann Aurelia Whittier, was 28. He married Ellen Augusta Huntington on 6 December 1905, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1953, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Willis Freeman Austin
Ellen Augusta Huntington
Marriage: 6 December 1905
Benjamin Huntington Austin
Elizabeth Whittier Austin
Helen Aurilla Austin

Spouse and Children

6 December 1905
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Freeman Austin


    Ann Aurelia Whittier




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Willie F Austin in household of John F Austin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willis F Austin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willis F Austin, "United States Census, 1930"

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