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James Arthur Austin
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1888
Marshall County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1955
Red River County
Texas, USA


James Arthur Austin was the son of William Jackson "Jack" Austin and Susan "Susie" Lewis Austin.

He was the Grandson of Robert Lewis, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Whittenburg Lewis, and the G-Grandson of Robert Lewis & Sarah Cagle Lewis of "Lewis Mountain" in Marshall Co., AL.

James Arthur Austin married Nellie May Lee, daughter of Anderson Porter Lee and Addie Coleman Lee. She was born Jan 04, 1903 in Red River Co., TX and died of typhoid fever on Oct 25, 1939 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX.

Their children were:

(1)James Anderson Austin. He was born July 30, 1925 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX and died of typhoid fever on Oct 05, 1939 in Clarksville, Red River Co., TX. He is also buried in White Rock Cemetery.

He was 11 years, 2 months, and 5 days old when the typhoid fever killed him. His Mother, Nellie May Lee Austin, took care of him through his illness, and she also came down with typhoid fever and passed away 20 days later.

(2)Shirley Lee Austin: Living

It was very tragic that James Arthur Austin lost his wife and his son in the same month. When their son came down with typhoid fever, James took their little daughter, Shirley Lee Austin with him to his brothers home and stayed. He and their daughter, Shirley Lee, were still living with his brother, Samuel H. Austin and his family in April of 1940 and are listed in their household of the 1940 Census taken April 17, 1940.

Family links: 
  William Jackson Austin (1855 - 1926)
  Susan Lewis Austin (1858 - 1907)
  Nellie M Austin (1903 - 1939)
  Thelma A Howard Gowers (1916 - 1992)*
  Robert David Austin (1943 - 1943)*
  William Thomas Austin (1877 - 1933)*
  Samuel Houston Austin (1883 - 1970)*
  Emmett Richard Austin (1884 - 1966)*
  James Arthur Austin (1888 - 1955)
  Leroy Austin (1890 - 1966)*
  Joe Austin (1896 - ____)*
  Lila Austin Bales (1899 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Beside Nellie
White Rock Cemetery
Red River County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Judith Nan Lewis
Originally Created by: Lawrence & Sue Dale
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71661357
James Arthur Austin
Added by: Carol Pagitt Hammack
James Arthur Austin
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May you rest in peace James
- Judith Nan Lewis
 Added: Apr. 4, 2013
World War I veteran - Thank you sir for serving.
- Carol Pagitt Hammack
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013

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