James Rodger Austin

15 May 1936–11 January 2013 (Age 76)
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of James Rodger

When James Rodger Austin was born on 15 May 1936, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, Raoul Emery "Ray" Austin Sr, was 36 and his mother, Esther White, was 19. He lived in Summit Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940 and Summit, Utah, United States in 2005. He died on 11 January 2013, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Summit Cemetery, Summit, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Raoul Emery "Ray" Austin Sr
Esther White
James Rodger Austin

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · Murray Theater Opens

Age 2

Murray Theater opened on October 28, 1938, and was built by Tony Duvall. The opening shows were Alexander's Ragtime Band and Hawaiian Holiday. The white front of the theater was lit by fluorescent lighting with a red vertical sign. The theater also screened blockbuster Hollywood movies such as Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 22

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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)

  • Rodger Austin in household of Ray Austin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James R Austin, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • James Rodger Austin, "Find A Grave Index"

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