William Henry Austin

Male 1846 - 1901  (54 years)


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  • Name William Henry Austin  [1, 2, 3
    Born 2 Apr 1846  Albion Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1901  Manhattan, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Pulaski Village Cemetery, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I38156  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Jonathan Austin,   b. 26 Jan 1809, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Sand Bank, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Deborah Cowing,   b. 1808,   d. 29 Apr 1889  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Alta Jane Maltby,   b. 13 May 1846, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1930, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1882  Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, October 19, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Hymeneal - A very pleasant wedding occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Maltby, just north of this village, October 12th. It was the occasion of the marriage of their eldest daughter, Alta, with Mr. W. H. Austin, our well-known and very popular station agent. This ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Douglas, in the presence of a number of intimate friends of the bride and groom. The presents received were beautiful and appropriate, and the congratulations were hearty and genuine. The newly married pair have our best wishes. Among the guests present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Morgan, of West Winfield, Professor and Mrs. Robinson, of Southold, Long Island, and Miss Lane, of Vermont.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, October 19, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - At the residence of the brides father, in this village, Mr. C. R. Maltby, October 12, 1882, by Rev. J. Douglas, Mr. William H Austin and Miss Alta J. Maltby, both of Pulaski.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Ruth Maltby Austin,   b. 23 Aug 1883, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1960, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, January 30, 1901 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - William H. Austin - When death removed from our midst. Monday evening, William H. Austin, a community was called upon to part with one of its noblest citizens and a home was bereft of a superior husband and father. William H. Austin was born in South Albion, April 2, 1846. His early life was passed in his native town. He was a student at Pulaski Academy and left the institution in 1867 with high honors. He devoted some time to teaching and held the position of teacher in schools in Albion, Sandy Creek and Orwell. He commenced railroading about thirty years ago, entering the railroad office at Sand Bank and from there he was placed in charge of the office at Carlyon, Orleans County, and April 2, 1880 he was placed in charge of the station at this place which position he held until last November, yet he was unable to attend to the duties for about a year. He was devoted to the work in charge even to the detriment of his health. In October 1882 Mr. Austin was married to Alta Maltby, the wife and one daughter, Ruth, survive him, also a brother, Dr. D. P. Austin, of New York and two sisters, Mrs. Biunpus, Femwood and Mrs. Brown, of this town. Mr. Austin has been a member of the Board of Education of the school of this village nine years and has been secretary of the board seven years. He was greatly interested in the progress of the school. His church relation was with the Congregational church and he was one of its deacons at the time of his death. He affiliated with Pulaski Lodge, F. & A. M. when he came here and was a charter member of Pulaski Chapter, R. A. M. and Pulaski Chapter O. E. S.; a member of Lake Ontario Commandery, Oswego; Media Temple, of Watertown and Pulaski Division Sons of Temperance and was elected grand worthy patriarch of the western division of the sons of temperance and has served as master of the Pulaski Lodge and high priest of the Pulaski Chapter, each two years. The funeral will be held from the residence at two o'clock in the Congregational Church at half-past two tomorrow. Masonic burial.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, February 6, 1901 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Funeral of William H. Austin - The funeral of William H. Austin, which was held last Thursday afternoon, from the Congregational church, was one of the largest held in this place for some time. Mr. Austin was universally loved and esteemed, his circle of friends reached far and all who could, made an effort to be present and join in the last demonstration over the bier of a grand man. The casket was beautifully adorned with rich floral tributes, a large box of roses, violets, pink and white carnations, Roman hyacinths and smilax from railroad boys were strewn on and about the casket, the members of the Ontario Commandery sent carnations, hyacinths and ornamental foliage surmounted by a cross and crown in Scarlet and purple immortelles wreathed with smilax. Dr. Austin, of New York, brought roses, white carnations and violets and Mrs. A. W. Young, of Oswego, brought a beautiful emblem of the Sons of Temperance in red, white and blue immortelles and smilax, also flowers were brought by Mrs. Arthur Barless, Mrs. Alex. Obey, Mrs. L. D. Sage, Miss Ina Austin and Mrs. Mary Edwards. The service consisted of two hymns by a quartet from the choir, and a solo, "Saved by Grace," by Mr. William D. Greene, scripture and prayer by Rev. J. B. Felt and the Masonic burial service by Pulaski Lodge, F. & A. M. There were a large number of the Masons present, also the members of Pulaski Chapter, O. E. S., and Pulaski Chapter, R. A. M., attended in a body, also Pulaski Board of Education and faculty and members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Friends from out of town were: Dr. David C. Austin, New York; Mrs. L. H. Brown, Waterport, New York; Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Bumpus and Mr. B. Sprague, of Fanwood; Mr. and Mrs. George W. Seger, Misses Alta and Bertha Seger, North Rose, Wayne County, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney E. Brown, of Waterport, Mr. Brown being Mr. Austin's only living nephew; Mrs. A. William Young, of Oswego; Simeon B. Klein, Syracuse; Mrs. U. Z. Maltby, Oswego; Charles Nelson and William Drummond, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Plaisted, Mrs. William Taylor, Mrs. Rose Trumble, Sandy Creek; Miss Margaret Guy, Mrs. James Buckley and Mr. M. L. Hollis, Altmar.

      He was educated at Pulaski Academy, graduating Class of 1867. He devoted time to teaching, holding positions in Orwell, Albion, and Sandy Creek.
      He began railroading and April 3, 1880 he was placed in charge of the office at Carlyon, Orleans Co. He held that post until about 1900, when illness forced him out of it.
      He married Alma Maltby in 1882 and they had one child, Ruth Maltby Austin.
      Source: The Pulaski Democrat Jan 30 1901
      Biography of W. H. Austin
      Oswego County, NY Biographies

      Austin, W. H., was born at South Albion, Oswego county, April 2, 1846. His paternal grandfather was Jeremiah Austin, a native of Vermont, where his father, Jonathan Austin, was born January 26, 1809. He removed to South Albion in early boyhood, was a farmer, and died September 30, 1871; at Sand Bank. His maternal grandfather was David Cowing, a native of Massachusetts, whose ancestors were New Bedford whalers. When his daughter, Deborah, born March 10, 1808, was a young girl he removed to a farm in Mexico, where she resided till her marriage to Jonathan Austin, March 6, 1834. They had eight children: David Penfield, born January 17, 1835; Lucy Helen, born March 12, 1837; Mary Elizabeth, born November 26, 1839; John Wesley, born November 11, 1842; an infant son, born November 1, 1844; William Henry, born April 2, 1846; Thomas Jefferson, born August 5, 1848; and Harriet Newel, born January 7, 1851. Of these eight four survive: D. P., a physician in New York; Lucy H. (Mrs. William Brown). of Pulaski; Mary E. (Mrs. G. M. Bumpus), of Holmesville, N. Y.; and William H., of Pulaski. The parents were members of the M. E. church; the father was a Democrat, but voted for Lincoin in 1860. After his death his widow lived with William H. until her death, April 29, 1889. William H. was educated in the public school at Sand Bank; at the age of eighteen he began teaching, which he followed for several successive winters, attending Pulaski Academy the fall and spring terms and working on the farm through vacations. He was valedictorian of his class, July, 1867. After leaving school he followed farming several years, and then enterad the employ of the R. W. & O. Railroad and after earning promotion through several grades, he was appointed station agent at Pulaski, which position he now holds. He is a Republican, but has at times acted with the Prohibitionists. He is a Mason, a member of the lodge and chapter at Pulaski; he has been master of the Lodge and E. K. of the Chapter, and is also a member of Lake Ontario Commandery K. T. of Oswego and Media Temple of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at Watertown. He is also a member of the Sons of Temperance, and of the Congregational church, of which he has been trustee and deacon; is at present a member of the Board of Education. October 12, 1882, he married Alta J., daughter of C. R. Maltby, whose ancestors came from England. On her mother's side she is descended from the Scotch Campbells. She is actively engaged with her husband in church and temperance work. They have one daughter, Ruth Maltby, born August 23, 1883.

      FROM:
      Landmarks of Oswego County
      New York
      Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
      Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
      Syracuse, N. Y.
      D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895

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