|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1913|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1977|
PAUL AUSTIN was born in Idaho, the second child of 16 born to Frederick Newell Austin (1884-1963) and Jennie Harriett "Broton" Austin (1892-1970.)
He was a man of few words, but very articulate when he did speak. During the 1950s he was frequently asked to speak at various AA conventions and local prisons regarding alcoholism.
Although he didn't finish grammar school, he was a genius when it came to mathematics--all done in his head. He worked early on as a master auto mechanic...owning a number of gas stations in Vallejo, CA. During the 1950s he and a friend had a mining claim on the Russian River. We would take vacation during the summer and watch the guys panning for gold. As I remember it, they spent more time drinking beer and playing cards than panning for gold.
In his later years he moved to Sacramento and then to Oroville, WA where he purchased property to farm and hoped to plant apple trees. He wanted to establish his own apple orchard. He loved working on old cars and reading westerns until his death from emphysema and lung cancer.
He married Ethel Elaine Fears in May 1941 and they moved to Vallejo, CA where two of his brothers worked at Mare Island. He and Elaine had two children: a daughter (1942) and Patrick Wayne (1948-1948). He and Elaine were later divorced in 1958.
His wife at the time of his death was Carol. They were living in Tonasket. Previously he was married to Marge M. Haney.
Frederick Newell Austin (1884 - 1963)
Jennie Harriet Broton Austin (1892 - 1970)
Margaret Mae Haney (1919 - 1980)*
Ethel Elaine Fears Mondragon (1920 - 1988)*
Patrick Wayne Austin (1948 - 1948)*
Oroville Riverview Cemetery
Plot: SE Row J, L-316-3
Created by: PJH / Angelbird
Record added: Mar 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67044624