|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1856|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1946|
HELP needed with Austin G. Broton...my great-grandfather. If you know who his parents or siblings might be, I would dearly love to hear from you. According to various censuses he may have been born in Canada or New York and used the following names: Broton, Brotton, and Button. It's possible that his mother's maiden name was Goodwin. She may have been born in Scotland and died in New York about 1870.
According to one family story, he left his New York family home (age 16, approx. 1872) due to disagreements with his new step-mother. He settled in Minnesota. Another story from his daughter Margaret Louise is his father's first name was Bernard who died in 1868. He gave that name to his second son.
The photograph is his wedding photo. He married Margaret "Maggie" Matilda Jackman in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sept 4, 1890.
Together they had the following children:
Jeanette Broton (1891- Mar 29, 1891)
Harriet Jennese "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)
Margaret Louise Broton Barber (1903-1997)
Rose Cecilia Broton Simpson (1905-1999)
Well known for always wearing a derby, Austin must have been a man with a dual personality. Some family members remember him as a quiet man who spoke little. Others remember him as full of stories. It's been told he would hail people walking down the road and invite them up for a talk. He always said he was Scotch-Irish.
1891 Minn Death Index -- first child Jeanette (age 0) died in Minneapolis. This document shows Austin's place of birth as Canada.
1895 Minnesota Census -- living in Forest Prairie with wife and two children. Occupation farmer. This one census shows his birth location as Canada. All future documents show his birth location as New York.
1900 US Census & 1905 Minnesota Census -- living in Forest Prairie, with wife and 6 children. Occupation farmer.
1910 US Census - he and family has moved to Cora, Idaho. Farming.
1920 US Census -- Living in Cora, Idaho. Widower with 5 children. Farming.
1930 US Census -- Living in Cora, Idaho. Living alone.
1940 US Census -- he is living with his daughter and son-in-law Louise & Elmer Barber and their one year old child in Spokane, WA.
His Death Certificate states that Austin died in Colville, WA of the flu, age 89. Parents - unknown. His eldest daughter was the informant. Place of birth above is taken from the 1910 US Census.
Margaret Matilda Jackman Broton (1865 - 1914)*
Harriet Jennesse Broton Austin (1892 - 1970)*
Mary Alice Broton Morford (1894 - 1969)*
John Edward Broton (1897 - 1974)*
James Bernard Broton (1899 - 1958)*
Raymond Henry 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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