|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1843|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1922|
Newton was born to Julius Augustus Caesar Austin and Octavia Ann Lane. He was called Newt. He had three siblings: Louise Maria, Edwin Nelson, and Julia Ann. As a child, he was was a passenger on the Mormon emigrant Ship Brooklyn. He moved with his parents to Idaho in 1864. Newton married Sarah Jane Wilcox on 7 June 1866 in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho. They had nine children: Newton Francis Jr., Augustus Edwin, Martha Quina, Theodore Hugh, James Boyd, Leon Bernard, John McAslin, David Dewitt, and Paul Leroy. In 1898 Newton moved his family from Idaho to Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He and his wife, Sarah, moved to Kalispell, Flathead, Montana after 1916. Newton died in Kalispell and is buried in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Deseret News , Wednesday August 2, 1922 Section 2, page 1:
Utah Pioneer of 1848 Dies at Kila, Montana
Newton Frances Austin, pioneer of Utah, Idaho and California, died at the home of his son James B. Austin at Kila, Mont., July 30 after a brief illness. The body will be brought to Salt Lake for burial.
Mr. Austin was born July 3, 1843, at Suffield, Hartford county, Connecticut. He was the son of Julius Augustus Caesar Austin and Octavia Ann Lane Austin, who embraced the gospel the year of his birth. He was a member of the company of Latter-day Saints numbering 230 persons organized by Orson Pratt, who went around Cape Horn in 1846 and anchored in San Francisco harbor July 31, 1846. The company started the journey to Salt Lake valley in the late summer of 1848 and joined the Utah pioneers who had been here a little more than a year. After living in Salt Lake a few years the Austin family moved to Centerville, Davis county, where Mr.Austin's mother died.
In 1864 the family moved to Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, being among the first to go to that section. It was at this place that Mr. Austin married Sarah Jane Wilcox in 1866.To them were born eight sons and one daughter.
Julius Augustus Caesar Austin (1810 - 1903)
Octavia Ann Lane Austin (1814 - 1863)
Sarah Jane Wilcox Austin (1841 - 1931)
Newton Francis Austin (1867 - 1910)*
Augustus Edwin Austin (1869 - 1930)*
Martha Quina Austin Woolf (1872 - 1966)*
Theodore Hugh Austin (1874 - 1953)*
James Boyd Austin (1875 - 1934)*
John McCaslin Austin (1880 - 1891)*
David Dewitt Austin (1882 - 1913)*
Louise Maria Austin Cheney (1838 - 1927)*
Edwin Nelson Austin (1840 - 1920)*
Newton Francis Austin (1843 - 1922)
Julia Ann Austin (1845 - 1845)*
Philo Wells Austin (1866 - 1953)**
Note: Newton is in an unmarked grave beside his wife (also unmarked).
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Plot: Berkeley Garden Lot 225
Maintained by: Frances Cahoon Swendsen
Originally Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Jun 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19785021