AUSTIN,  George Washington

AUSTIN, George Washington[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1848 - 1925  (76 years)

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  • Name AUSTIN, George Washington 
    Born 9 Apr 1848  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Not Stated, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1860  Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 11 May 1864  Civil War, Illinois 137 Infantry, Company I Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Between 1875 and 1916  Carpenter Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    Residence 1880  Hollister, San Benito, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1886  Town Marshal Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1892  Victoria, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Physical Description 1898  Height 5' 9", Light complexion, blue eyes, light hair Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1898  Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1900  Hollister, San Benito, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1906  Enterprise District, Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1910  Hollister Twp, San Benito, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1916  Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 5 Nov 1918  Constable, Hollister Township Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 1920  Hollister, San Benito, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Died 14 Mar 1925  Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    George Austin Obituary
    George Austin Obituary
    Buried 16 Mar 1925  IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • JPG, Genealogy/Reunion/headstones/Headstone - George W Austin.jpg, George Washington Austin, HEADSTONE
    George Washington Austin
    George Washington Austin
    Person ID I172  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 

    Father AUSTIN, Francis Brown,   b. 24 Dec 1795, Rochester, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1855, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother WHITTEN, Eleanor L,   b. 1 Dec 1800, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1874, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1818  [2, 4
    Notes 
    • Marriage
      Date: 1818 [19]
    Albums
    Austin Family & Descendants
    Austin Family & Descendants (39)
    Francis Brown Austin descendants
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family RUE, Anna Marie,   b. 19 Jul 1855, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1938, Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1872  Neodesha, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • [Byrne.FTW]

      Grace recalled living in ""a big house with a big lot.
      ... Bad winters meant that wagon loads of mud had to be taken away. ... This
      was grain country the. You could see grain and hay storage bins
      everywhere.
    Children 
     1. AUSTIN, Conover Rue,   b. 23 Jul 1873, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1953, SANTA CLARA, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. AUSTIN, Charlotte Amanda,   b. 17 Sep 1875, Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1956, Oakland, Alameda Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. AUSTIN, Selma Emeline,   b. 1 Jan 1881, Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1972, SAN LUIS OBISPO, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. AUSTIN, Grace Alma,   b. 30 Sep 1885, Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1986, Hollister, San Benito, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
    Photos
    Lottie Amanda Austin, Selma Emeline Austin, and Conover Rue Austin
    Lottie Amanda Austin, Selma Emeline Austin, and Conover Rue Austin
    Albums
    Austin Family & Descendants
    Austin Family & Descendants (39)
    Francis Brown Austin descendants
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1848 - Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Not Stated, Hancock, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1872 - Neodesha, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Between 1875 and 1916 - Carpenter Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Hollister, San Benito, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1886 - Town Marshal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1892 - Victoria, BC, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1898 - Hollister, San Benito, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Hollister, San Benito, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1906 - Enterprise District, Hollister, San Benito, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Hollister Twp, San Benito, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1916 - Hollister, San Benito, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 5 Nov 1918 - Constable, Hollister Township Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Hollister, San Benito, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1925 - Hollister, San Benito, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Mar 1925 - IOOF Cemetery, Hollister, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Washington Austin and Harrison Austin
    George Washington Austin and Harrison Austin
    This is clearly George W Austin on left. Original caption says "George W Austin and brother". Given the date, and location (California), this must be either Levi Austin or Harrison Austin on the right. Both were in California from the 1870's onward, and given that Levi was 29 years older than George, and that these two look to be closer in age, I'm speculating this is Harrison Austin. -- Hugh Byrne
    George Washington Austin
    George Washington Austin
    George Washington Austin, early 1920s
    George Washington Austin, early 1920s
    On his porch on 4th Street in Hollister, CA
    George Austin
    George Austin
    George Washington Austin (unconfirmed)
    George Washington Austin (unconfirmed)
    From late 19th century Austin photo album. Not labeled, but looks very much like a young George Austin.

  • Notes 
    • Summary on George Austin from Trapper Byrne:

      George Washington Austin. born 4-9-1848 in Illinois, died March 14, 1925 in Hollister
      of Colon Cancer. He was the 12th of 12 children. In May
      1864, when he was 16, he enlisted in the Union Army and served in an
      Illinois regiment that saw service with Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman during
      his campaign in Georgia. George was in the Army for only 100 days, but that
      was not uncommon. There's nothing I've found that says whether George s
      actual combat, but I have my doubts.

      By 1872, George had found his way to Neodesha, Kansas, where he was
      married on the Fourth of July to Anna Marie Rue, commonly known as Anni
      She was just shy of 17 years old -- born 7-19-1855 in Ohio. They stuck
      around Kansas long enough for Conover to be born a year later. By April 1875
      they had made their way to Hollister, where George was listed on the voter
      rolls as a carpenter.

      By 1886, the next set of surviving voter rolls, George is listed as the
      town marshal. In a newspaper interview, Grace said he was the town constable
      for 10 years and that she could remember him running for office every year.
      Since she was born in 1885, that would have his tenure lasting into the
      1890s sometime.

      In that interview, Grace recalled living in ""a big house with a big lo
      ... Bad winters meant that wagon loads of mud had to be taken away. ... This
      was grain country the. You could see grain and hay storage bins
      everywhere.'' Sounds exciting, eh?

      Grace described her mother, Annie, as ""a good and religious woman, but
      she did like to watch the race horses every week.'' Grace, by the way, was a
      schoolteacher, and said she taught at ""the old Fremont school for over 10
      years.''

      George died of colon cancer on March 14, 1925. Annie lived to
      be 83 before succumbing of something called chronic myocarditis on
      10-11-1938. She was living at 840 Washington St. in Hollister at the time.




      Hollister News Items on George Austin:

      The Hollister Democrat. February 23, 1883

      Hard Blows -- Some people may entertain the idea that the position of a night watchman is one of ease and comfort. If any one hereabouts has such a notion, he should try the occupation a few nights. We know not how night officers act in other towns, but we dow know that officer Austin has experienced several rough times in the discharge of his duties as an officer. Last Saturday night he was compelled to use severe force in quelling a turbulent spirit, and in the fracas he recieved a painful injury to one of his hands, which has caused him much trouble since. Last Sunday night he again came in collision with a fighting character, and was forced to throw the man and threaten to use the club before the law-violator would act peacefully. In such cases as these, the officer would be justifiable in giving the resisting men a decoction of hickory and handcuffs. We do noth uphold any officer in abusing a criminal, but we believe that when a man attempts to injure an officer when making an arrest, that a genuine blow over the head should be administered. Mr. Austin is a most careful officer, but he always captures his man, and he fears none.

      The Hollister FreeLance. Februrary 4, 1887

      G.W. Austin to A.H. Fredson, house and lot on San Benito street.


      The Hollister FreeLance. April 8, 1887

      Fire Department -- The following-named persons are active members of the Hollister Fire Department

      * Alert Hose Co. No 1: G.W. Austin


      The Hollister FreeLance. May 27, 1887

      Geo. Austin left last Tuesday morning on a business trip to Fresno, accompanied by G.M. Roberts.


      The Hollister FreeLance. February 1, 1889

      **Grand Army Officers**

      The members of the Jesse I. Reno Post. No. 58 have elected the following officers: Wm Eastman, P.C.; Wm Cashman, S.V.; G.W. Austin, J.V.; F.W. Oliver, Adjt; H. Snibley, Quartermaster; J.W. Spader, O.D.; John Young, O.G.; D.K. Sanford, Chaplain; Q.V.R. Serles, Surgeon; H.M. Campbell, S.M.; D.F. Gray, Q.S.


      The Hollister FreeLance. Feb 2, 1889

      Tres Pinos. We see the Tres Pinos schoolhouse is radiant ina new coat of paint, and the new fence is quite an improvement. It was moved from the street in which it stood by Mr. Geo Austin.


      The Hollister FreeLance. March 22, 1889

      The Jesse L. Reno Post. of Hollister now numbers 33 members. Its officers are:
      Wm. Eastman, Commander
      W. Cashman, Senior Vice Commander
      Geo. Austin, Junior Vice Commander
      F.W. Oliver, Adjutant
      H. Snibley, Quartermaster
      D.K. Sanford, Chaplain
      J.W. Spader, Officer of the Day
      J. Young, Officer of the GUard
      D. Gray, Quatermaster Sargeant
      (Full story, p.2, col 5)

      ***

      For two years past B.F. Ross has held the position of Marshal of the Town of Hollister. His term expires in May, at which time a new Marshal will be elected. Mr. G.W. Austin announces himself as a candidate for this important office. Mr. Austin is well known by all our people, and has obtained already a good reputation as an officer. In 1882 he was appointed night-watchman, the following year he was elected Marchal. For 3 succeeding years he was re-elected Marshal.


      The Hollister FreeLance. May 10, 1889

      ***G.W. Austin Elected Marshal***

      W.W. McDonald is a first class man, and no doubt would have made a good Marshal but Austin received 190 votes while McDonald could only scare up 101. Frank Ross was elected marshal last year because all the roughs and toughs in town from R.R. Brown down or rather up, through the whole category of dead beats, pimps and drunks supported him. They elected Ross last year, and Mac thought as long as they stood in with him, he could get enough of the respectable element to pull him through. Alas! he reckoned without the cost, and the result is he got soup.

      Is Marshal Austin going to run the toughs, or will the toughs run the Marshal? Up to date the Marshal has run the toughs, and it is to be hoped will continue to do so.

      ***A Drunken Trio***

      On Saturday three of Jon Cullen's men came into town and proceeded to get drunk. Marshal Austin arrested the worst one and told Joe Perez to put the team up. When Joe attempted to do this, the two who were left seized him by the legs and made him turn a somesault out of the wagon onto the ground. For this effort the remaining members of the trio were allowed to explore the mysteries of the calaboose.

      On Sunday morning John Cullen came to town, paid the fines of his men, and then got drunk, was arrested and locked up in the calaboose along with one of the men whose fine he had just paid.





      From The Adjutant General Report, Illinois:

      One Hundred-Day Men.

      Early in the spring of 1864 the government of the Northwestern States, namely: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, believing that the rebellion was nearing its close, and desiring to aid the Government in every way possible, tendered to the President a volunteer force of 85,000 one hundred-day men, to relieve the veteran soldiers from guard duty at our forts, arsenals and elesewhere. Of this number Illinois furnished thirteen regiments and two battalions.

      Speaking of the the service performed by the hundred-day troops, Governor Yates, in his last annual message, paid them a high and deserved compliment in these words:

      "Our regiments under this call performed indispensable and invaluable services in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri, relieving garrisons of veterean troops who were sent to the front, took part in the Atlanta campaign, several of them also composing a part of that glorious army that has penetrated the very vitals of the rebellion and plucked some of the brightest laurels that this heroic age has woven for a patriotiic soldier. Five out of the one hundred-day regiments, after their term of service had expired, voluntarily extended their engagements with the Government, and marched to the relief of the gallant and able Rosecrans, who, at the head of an inadequate and poorly appointed army, was contending against fearful odds for the preservation of St. Louis and the safety of Missouri. The officers and soldiers of these regiments evinced the highest soldierly qualities and fully sustained the proud record our vetrans have ever attained in the field, and the State and Country owe them lasting gratitude, and we have in a great degree to attribute our success in Virginia and Georgia to the timely organization and efficient services of the one hundred-day volunteers furnished by all of said States. The President has, by order, returned them the thanks of the Government and the Nation for the service thus rendered, and accords the full measure of praise to them as our supporters and defenders in the rear, to which the regular reserve force of large armies are always entitled."

      The One Hundred and Thirty Seventh Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Wood, Quincy, Ill, by Colonel John Wood, and was mustered in June 5, 1864, for one hundred days.

      On June 9, 1864, the Regiment left Quincy, and proceeded to Memphis, Tenn., where it was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, District of Memphis, Colonel E. L. Baltwick, Thirty-ninth Wisconsin commanding. On July 9, assigned to Third Brigade, Colonel John Wood commanding, and was stationed on the Hernando road, on picket duty.

      The Regiment was mustered out of the United States service at Springfield, Ill, September 4, 1864.

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