|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.)
My father 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. 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.
He was living in Tonasket, Washington and married to Marge Haney at the time of his death.
Sources: Death Cert; various censuses.
Frederick Newell Austin (1884 - 1963)
Harriet Jennesse Broton Austin (1892 - 1970)
Margaret Mae Haney (1919 - 1980)*
Ethel Elaine Fears Mondragon (1920 - 1988)*
Patrick Wayne Austin (1948 - 1948)*
Gerald Edward Austin (1912 - 2003)*
Paul Frances Austin (1913 - 1977)
Kenneth Lee Austin (1915 - 2000)*
Floyd Joseph Austin (1916 - 1985)*
Pershing Frederick Austin (1918 - 1996)*
Margaret Ida Austin Friedrich (1919 - 2011)*
Harold Lafayette Austin (1921 - 1994)*
Janice H Austin Cunningham (1922 - 2011)*
Allen Ralph Austin (1923 - 2011)*
Phyllis Jean Austin (1925 - 1927)*
Virginia Rose Austin Kurtzhall (1926 - 2001)*
Thomas Clark Austin (1927 - 2002)*
Roberta Elaine Austin O'Hara (1930 - 1994)*
Oroville Riverview Cemetery
Plot: SE Row J, L-316-3
Created by: PJH / Angelbird
Record added: Mar 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67044624