Carl Joseph Austrian

1893–25 June 1970 (Age 77)
Williamsport, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Carl Joseph

When Carl Joseph Austrian was born in 1893, in Williamsport, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Eugene Austrian, was 27 and his mother, Selma Silverman, was 23. He married Beryl May Siegbert in March 1923, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910. He died on 25 June 1970, at the age of 77.

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Carl Joseph Austrian
Beryl May Siegbert
Marriage: March 1923

Spouse and Children

March 1923
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Eugene Austrian


    Selma Silverman




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 20

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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

1 Spanish: ethnic name for someone from Austria.2 Americanized or Latinized form of German Österreich(er) ‘Austria(n)’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Carl T Austrian in household of Joseph E Austrian, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Carl Anstrian, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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