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COL William Grafton Austin
Birth: Jan. 6, 1868
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1929

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Calvary during the Indian Wars as a Sergeant in Company E, 7th United States Cavalry. He was awarded his medal for service at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. His citation reads "While the Indians were concealed in a ravine, assisted men on the skirmish line, directing their fire, etc., and using every effort to dislodge the enemy" and was issued on June 17, 1891. He was cremated at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park but his cremated remains were delivered to the mortuary Roller and Hapgood. Their final whereabouts is an unknown disposition. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles William Austin (1833 - 1889)
  Georgia Bell Grafton Austin (1844 - 1913)
 
 Spouses:
  Marie Shotwell (1880 - 1934)
  Carrie J Ratz Austin (1874 - 1897)*
  Frances Alice Brooks Austin (1894 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Austin (1897 - 1897)*
  Hope Brooks Austin Winklebleck (1914 - 1967)*
  Margaret Grafton Austin Fergusson (1919 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Grafton Austin (1868 - 1929)
  Andrew Yates Austin (1870 - 1932)*
  Susan Tennent Austin (1875 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
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Originally Created by: Debbie
Record added: May 02, 2005
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COL William Grafton Austin
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