William Wallace Austin

18 January 1892–24 March 1973 (Age 81)
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Wallace

When William Wallace Austin was born on 18 January 1892, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Ezra Austin, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Thomas, was 18. He married Hannah Pearl Shelton on 20 November 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Carter, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1920. He died on 24 March 1973, in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Wallace Austin
1892–1973
Hannah Pearl Shelton
1892–1982
Marriage: 20 November 1912
Bonnie Austin
1916–1982
John Wallace Austin
1918–1967
Albert Ted Austin
1923–1996

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1912Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1900 · A City Pavillion Is Built
    Age 8
    The city of Lehi purchased property from John Beck in July 1900 for a city pavillion. Hundreds of volunteers cleared the ground and built a dance floor. The following month, volunteers used planking to cover the rough paneling that was originally laid. The Grand Sugar Ball was held on January 1, 1901. 
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Augustine
    Agostino
    Agoston
    Auston
    Augenstein
    Augustin
    Agustin
    Augustus
    Austen

    Sources (21)

    • Wallace William Austin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • William Wallace Austin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Wallace Austin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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