Peter Townsend Austen

Peter Townsend Austen

Birth
Staten Island, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Death 30 Dec 1907 (aged 54)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
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Peter was the son of John Haggerty and Elizabeth Alice Townsend Austen. He lived at Staten Island, New York and New Brunswick, New Hampshire.
He was a chemist, professor and inventor.
He graduated from the School of Mines, Columbia University in 1872 - Phi Gamma Delta - Phi Beta Kappa - Ph.D. He spent four years at Leipzig, Germany under the great Hoffman, taught chemistry at Rutgers College and Polytechnic School, Brooklyn, New York until 1892. He then had his own office in New York as a scientist and inventor. He was with Nash Products, was called by the state water supply, and talked before the Legislature in Washington, D.C. regarding Royal Baking Powder.
He was one of the Judges at the St. Louis Fair, was well read on almost any subject, a most brilliant man of his time. He played the organ at Rutgers and led the choir, played piano and cello and had a musical group in his home on Sunday afternoons.
He wrote numerous booklets on science.

References:
"History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes", 2nd ed. by R. S. Munroe - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 15-21-34-3 - p. 408

Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA

Name Peter Austen
Event Type Death
Event Date 30 Dec 1907
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Address 204 W. 86 St.
Gender Male
Age 55
Marital Status Married
Race White
Occupation Consulting Chemist
Birth Year (Estimated) 1852
Birthplace U.S.
Burial Date 02 Jan 1908
Burial Place L.I.
Cemetery Cremetory, Fresh Pond
Father's Name David Austen
Father's Birthplace U.S.
Mother's Name Elizabeth T. ...D
Mother's Birthplace U.S.


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  • Maintained by: Bobby Kelley
  • Originally Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 6 Feb 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 157887449
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Townsend Austen (10 Sep 1853–30 Dec 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 157887449, citing Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Bobby Kelley (contributor 46959922) .