Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: William Green Austin

This is the obituary for my husband's great-great grandfather, William Green Austin:

The State Newspaper (Columbia, South Carolina)
25 Jan 1910
Page 5, Column 2

William Green Austin
Special to The State.
Greenwood, Jan. 24 -- The burial of Capt. William Green Austin was held here yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the old Methodist cemetery on East Cambridge street. His pastor, Rev. J. W. Kilgo, conducted the burial exercises.  Members of Camp D. Wyatt Aiken, U. C. V., and Robert A. Waller chapter, U. D. C., took part in the last rites.  The death of Capt. Austin occurred Saturday morning at 2 o'clock.  His wife was away at the bedside of a daughter, who was quite ill in Chester.  Captain Austin for seven or eight years has been judicial magistrate at Greenwood.  He moved to Greenwood from Chester County 15 years ago.  He was a man of strictest integrity and high character and commanded the respect of all who knew him.  He was 65 years old.  He served with distinction in the War Between the States as a member of Company K, in the Fifth South Carolina regiment. He is survived by his wife, who was a Mrs. Carter before their marriage, and three children:  Mrs. A. P. Aldrich, Greenwood; James D. Austin, Abbeville, and Wade H. Austin.

That is it.  This is all I know about him.  I do not know who his parents are, but hope that some of the clues in this obituary, including Chester County, will give me some good leads.  If you know anything about his family, I would LOVE to hear from you!!!

Our Line of Austins:

Lake Hawthorne Barrett
Ronald Hawthorne Barrett (father) - Jenna Elizabeth Aldridge
Ronald Alan Barrett - Nancy Susan Beskid (grandmother)
Charles Joseph Beskid - Nancy Hawthorne AUSTIN (great grandmother)
James Hawthorne AUSTIN (2nd great grandfather) - Eliza Livingston Mabry
William Green AUSTIN (3rd great grandfather) - Nancy Elizabeth Hawthorne

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