George Austin

Brief Life History of George

When George Austin was born on 13 January 1849, in Studham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Austin, was 26 and his mother, Emma Grace, was 21. He married Elizabeth Nichol Macfarlane on 26 February 1872, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 29 November 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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George Austin
Elizabeth Nichol Macfarlane
Marriage: 26 February 1872
Andrew Macfarlane Austin
Elizabeth Austin
Emma Austin
Agnes Austin
George Austin
John Macfarlane Austin
Clarence Austin
Edwin Nevin Austin Senior

Sources (48)

  • George Austin in household of John Austin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George's parents, birthdate & place, baptism date and by whom. "Lehi Ward Records 1856-1876" More:
  • George Austin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


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

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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Mark and Maria Austin Return from his mission to England, 1898

Mark Austin and wife returned Tuesday morning from England. Mr. Austin had been absent two years and about six weeks laboring in the mission Held in the Manchester and London conferences, and Mrs. Aus …

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