Dorris Winn Austin

18 July 1888–28 August 1968 (Age 80)
Milton, Fulton, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Dorris Winn

When Dorris Winn Austin was born on 18 July 1888, in Milton, Fulton, Georgia, United States, his father, John Thomas Austin, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth M Carpenter, was 42. He married Alice Ruth Addy on 20 December 1914, in Fulton, Georgia, United States. He lived in District 1172, Milton, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Hapeville, Fulton, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 August 1968, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Dorris Winn Austin
Alice Ruth Addy
Marriage: 20 December 1914

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  • Marriage
    20 December 1914Fulton, Georgia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
    Age 5
    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 21
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Dorris W Austin in household of John T Austin, "United States Census, 1900"
    • D W Austin, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • Dorris W Austin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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