|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1856|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1946|
NOTE: My great-grandfather told family members he was Scotch-Irish. On various census' he listed his father from Northern Ireland (consistent with Scotch-Irish) and his mother from Scotland.
Well known for always wearing a derby, Austin must have been a man with a dual personality. Some family members remember him as a man who spoke little. Others remember him as full of stories and would hail people walking down the road and invite them up for a talk.
Washington State Death Index states that Austin died in Stevens, WA
Married Maggie Matilda Jackman 9-4-1890 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota. Her grave site is unknown at this time.
The photograph is their wedding photo.
They had the following children:
Baby Broton (1891-1891)
Jennie Broton Austin (1892-1970)
Alice Mary Broton Morford (1894-1969)
John Edward Broton (1897-1974)
James Bernard Broton (1899-1958)
Raymond H Broton (1901-1972)
Louise M Broton Barber (1903-1997)
Rose C Broton (1905-1999)
Approx 1872-age 16 (according to family lore) he left his family home in NY due to disagreements with his new step-mother and moved to Minnesota. The names of his father and mother have not been discovered. The parents' names are listed as "Unknown" on his death certificate.
Minnesota 1895 Census - living in Forest Prairie, Meeker Co, Minnesota. This one census shows his birth location as Canada. All other documents show his birth location as New York.
1905 Minnesota Census - occupation farmer. Living with Maggie and 6 children.
1910, 1920 & 1930 Census - Living in Cora, Idaho
1940 Census he is living with his daughter and son-in-law Louise & Elmer Barber and their one year old child, Ronald Barber at 2102 N Morton St, Spokane, WA. Also shows he finished the 8th grade.
Jennie Harriet Broton Austin (1892 - 1970)*
Mary Alice Broton Morford (1894 - 1969)*
James Bernard Broton (1899 - 1958)*
Raymond H Broton (1901 - 1972)*
Note: Located in Highland 3rd addition center section
Maintained by: PJH / Angelbird
Originally Created by: ChuckNorris
Record added: Aug 12, 2009
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