William Austin

Male28 August 1857–15 November 1921

Brief Life History of William

When William Austin was born on 28 August 1857, in Kensworth, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Austin, was 34 and his mother, Emma Grace, was 30. He married Elizabeth Alice Schofield on 25 May 1898, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 15 November 1921, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Austin
1857–1921
Elizabeth Alice Schofield
1877–1953
Marriage: 25 May 1898
Furnessia Schofield Austin
1899–1933
Minnie Alice Austin
1901–1995
Zella Austin
1903–1983
Mark William Austin
1905–1980
John Andrew Austin
1907–1928
Beatrice Pearl Austin
1909–2007
Newey Austin
1911–1999
Bertrand James Austin
1914–1993
Frank Carlyle Austin
1915–2005
Virginia Austin
1921–1998

Sources (47)

  • William Austin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Austin - birth: 1869; Studham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • William Austin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 May 1898Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1860

    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1860: Millard, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Millard, Utah, United States

    1863

    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 18

    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

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

    English: variant of Aspden , with which this surname became confused.

    History: This was the name of a merchant family that became established in eastern MA in the 17th century, notably in Charlestown. Richard Austin came from England and landed at Boston in 1638, and his son Anthony was clerk of Suffield, CT, in 1674. The surname is very common in England as well as America; this Richard Austin was only one of a number of bearers who brought it to North America. — In 1821 Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), born in Austinville VA, founded the first Anglo colony in TX.

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

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    BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM AUSTIN

    William Austin was born on 28 August 1857 in Studham, Bedforshire, England to John and Emma Grace Austin. He was the eighth of seventeen children, five girls and twelve boys, all born in England. W …

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