Edward Cowles Austin

Brief Life History of Edward Cowles

When Edward Cowles Austin was born on 22 July 1909, in Wilbarger, Texas, United States, his father, Edward Cowles Austin, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Hull, was 34. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Wilbarger, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 4, Floyd, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 11 September 1936, in Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Flomot, Motley, Texas, United States.

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Edward Cowles Austin
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  • E C Austin in household of Edward C Austin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E C Austin, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • E C Austin in household of E C Austin, "United States Census, 1920"

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1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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