Robert Dixon Austin was the son of Robert & Mary (Robinson) Austin. He was an attendant on the ships between the UK and America. He was married to Jane Craig, they had 6 children Margaret Robinson, Edith, Jane, Elizabeth Lillian, Olive Wilhelmina, and Robert (died as an infant). His four youngest daughters traveled alone from Ireland in 1916 to Massachusetts where they were met by their aunt Margaret Austin Cotton, only Margaret stayed in Belfast presumably with her maternal grandparents. Nothing is known as to why these four children came to America alone possibly their mother also died and the grandparents were unable to care for them all.
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