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George Arthur Owston Austin
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Birth: Jan., 1846
Ontario, Canada
Death: Oct. 19, 1932
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA

Although his exact date of birth is not known, it is estimated that he was born in 1846 under the name of George Arthur Owston - he later changed his surname to Austin while living in Rochester, NY.

The son of William Owston, Jr. and Orillia Soper, George was born in Hamilton Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario.

He was the brother of Henry Albert Owston.

He and his first wife, Emily Christine Hamilton, had the following children:

George F. Owston
Charles Ugeen Owston/Austin
Edith Orillia Owston Fox
Alice L. Owston Archibald
Sibyl Mae Owston/Ouston/Austin Wagner
Wilfred Gerald Owston/Ouston

He and his second wife, Nellie Martin, had one daughter:

Irene Emily Owston/Ebdon

Obituary
George A. Austin in died yesterday. He is survived by two sons, Charles U., Wilfred G. and one daughter, Sybil Wagner, all of Rochester. Funeral, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Kennedy's parlors, 1601 Main Street, East. Burial in Irondequoit Cemetery.

According to his granddaughter, Mabel Lisson (8 APR 1991), "The family would get together and play music. Grandfather on violin, Uncle Charley (Charles U. Austin) on mandolin, father (Wilfred G. Ouston) on piano, Duffy, who was a friend of Uncle Charley's, played guitar and Uncle Archie or Archibald (James Archibald husband of George's daughter Alice), played banjo. Austin T. Wagner (Sibyl's son), the oldest of that family, was a drummer."

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Owston (1807 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Christine Hamilton Owston (1848 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  George Frederick Owston (1870 - 1888)*
  Charles Ugeen Owston Austin (1872 - 1955)*
  Alice Louise Owston Archibald (1879 - 1920)*
  Wilfred Gerald Owston Ouston (1889 - 1969)*
 
 Sibling:
  Henry Albert Owston (1841 - 1915)*
  George Arthur Owston Austin (1846 - 1932)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Irondequoit Cemetery
Irondequoit
Monroe County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Dr. James M. Owston
Record added: Nov 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31740912
George Arthur <i>Owston</i> Austin
Added by: Dr. James M. Owston
 
George Arthur <i>Owston</i> Austin
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