John Alexander Austin

Male1892–4 March 1966

Brief Life History of John Alexander

When John Alexander Austin was born in 1892, in Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Henry Austin, was 28 and his mother, Amelia Drew, was 28. He married May Evelyn Edwards on 9 April 1924, in Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 4 March 1966, in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 74, and was buried in Gulgong General Cemetery, Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia.

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John Alexander Austin
1892–1966
May Evelyn Edwards
1899–1961
Marriage: 9 April 1924
Joyce May Austin
1926–2004
Daphne Jean Austin
1928–2020
Valerie Mary Austin
1936–1981

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  • Marriage
    9 April 1924Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1892

    Age 0

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

    1901

    Age 9

    First Federal election.

    1914

    Age 22

    August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

    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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