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Pershing Frederick Austin
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1918
Death: May 17, 1996
Washington, USA

Uncle Persh joined the Army July 6, 1944 and served during WWII.

He held membership in: V.F.W. Sumner Victory Post, Local 153 and the National Blowers and Sheet Metal from which he retired in 1980.

The fifth child of 16 children, Persh managed to become an outstanding husband, father and uncle in spite of a difficult childhood full of economic hardships.

He and his wife Claudia M Gibson were together until her death in November 1981. They had two children, Claude and Lynn.

The only photograph I have of Uncle Persh was taken in Tonasket, Washington 7-30-1966. His older brother (and my dad) Paul is on the left and Persh is on the right with Sandy the dog.

Sources: WA Birth Index; WA Death Index; WWII Enlistment Records; various censuses.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frederick Newell Austin (1884 - 1963)
  Harriet Jennesse Broton Austin (1892 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Claudia May Gibson Austin (1927 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Sumner Cemetery
Sumner
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: PJH / Angelbird
Originally Created by: Melissa Lively Sherry
Record added: Jun 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20085295
Pershing Frederick Austin
Added by: PJH / Angelbird
 
Pershing Frederick Austin
Added by: Melissa Lively Sherry
 
Pershing Frederick Austin
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