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James William Austin
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1866
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1938
Blueville
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA

James Austin was one of thirteen children for parents Philip Gordon Austin and wife Elisabeth Catherine Rogers. He lived in Taylor County, West Virginia all his life. James married Dessie May Shaffer on February 18, 1911 in Grafton, West Virginia. They had eight children: Rosa; Hector; Mary; Lawrence; Paul; Martha; Alfred; Alice.
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CITATION: Grafton Sentinel (microfilm at WV Archives), Grafton, Taylor Co.,WV newspaper, WV Archives, Charleston WV. RAILROAD MAN PASSES AWAY

James W. Austin, Retired Car Oiler, Succumbs To Illness

James W. Austin, 71, retired Baltimore and Ohio car oiler for forty-two years of active service, died at his home in Blueville this morning at 8 o'clock after an illness of several years.

In failing health for several years the former B & O man's condition only recently became critical. Death this morning was not unexpected.

Born in Taylor County on October 1, 1866, the deceased was the son of the late Gerdie Austin and Mrs. Catherine Rogers Austin.

He is survived by his widow, the former Dessie Schaffer, also the following children: Miss Martha Austin; Alfred Austin; Miss Alice May Austin; Mrs. Rose Brown, all at home; Hector L. Austin and Mrs. Mary Armstrong, all of this city; Paul Austin, Pittsburgh, Pa. Three brothers, Perry Austin and George Austin, of this city, and John Austin, residence unknown. Three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Keener of this city; Mrs. Mary Sommers, White Day, W. Va., and Mrs. Minnie Butcher of Fairmont.

The deceased was a member of the Christian church of Grafton and the B & O Veterans.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Rev. Taylor of the Christian church officiating.

The B & O Veterans will conduct services at the home in Bluemont at 6:30 o'clock this evening.

Interment will be made in the Bluemont cemetery under the direction of G.T. Bartlett. 
 
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 Parents:
  Phillip Gordon Austin (1838 - 1916)
  Elisabeth Catherine Rogers Austin (1847 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Dessie May Shaffer Austin (____ - 1971)
 
 Children:
  Rosa Lenora Austin Brown (1910 - 1959)*
  Hector Lee Austin (1912 - 1969)*
  Mary Elizabeth Austin Armstrong (1913 - 2001)*
  Lawrence Thomas Austin (1915 - 1986)*
  Paul Austin (1917 - 1990)*
  Martha Austin Shreve (1920 - 2010)*
  Alfred Ashbury Austin (1922 - 2000)*
  Alice Mae Austin (1924 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Virginia Austin Summers (1862 - 1959)*
  James William Austin (1866 - 1938)
  Jane Elizabeth Austin Keener (1867 - 1940)*
  Oliver Perry Austin (1869 - 1962)*
  Cassa H. Austin (1873 - 1874)*
  Ida May Austin Grimes (1873 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bluemont Cemetery
Grafton
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Michelle Shreve
Record added: Aug 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29322656
James William Austin
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James William Austin
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James William Austin
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- Michelle Shreve
 Added: Apr. 30, 2010
 
 
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