My Austin line is very scarce, any hints?

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My dad was Kenneth E Austin 1938-1965. His dad was James Austin Sr. Abt 1909. Kenneth was married to Joyce Jeanette Johnson. James was married to Aleatha Marie Madrid.
in Genealogy Help by Ken Austin G2G1 (1.5k points)
A location would help us help you, Ken.
Ken was born in Boardman OH and the rest are from Boardman and Poland OH. All in the Youngstown area.
Ken moved to Curwensville, PA in 1960-61.

2 Answers

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Best candidate family in the 1940 census:

James (33) & Aletha (35) Austin in Boardman, Mahoning Co., Ohio with children William (9), Virginia (6), James Jr (3), and Kenneth (1), all but Aletha (b PA) born Ohio. This implies a marriage of about 1930. The census indicates that in 1935 they were living in Poland, Mahoning Co., Ohio. James Sr.'s occupation was truck driver for a retail coal company.

In 1930, I find a single James Austin (21) living with his parents and siblings in Boardman. It's probably the same man, as his occupation is truck driver. His parents were William Austin (47, b Ohio) and Maude (____) (37, b Kentucky). Calculating their ages at marriages, they'd married 22 years previously (abt 1908). (Yes, Maude was 15 when she married.) William, the father, was a foreman in the steel mill.

In 1920, this family is also in Boardman, Mahoning, Ohio. William, the father, was a millright in a steel mill.

In 1910, they were in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. William D. Austin and Maude have been married 3 years (m1907); she lost one child by this time (2 births, 1 living-- James). William was an engineer at the steel mill.

That's as far as I could *easily* go.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (816k points)
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This might be Aletha's parents, Howard L Madrid and Delina Marsh -from

U S Census, 1920  Stark, Ohio

self  Howard L Madrid M 43y NY

wife Delina O Madrid F 42y PA

son  Myrle L Madrid M 17y PA

dau  Myrtle A Madrid F 17y PA

dau  Aleatha M Madrid  F 15y PA

dau  Rebbecca A Madrid F 5y PA


Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (, Aleatha M Madrid in household of Howard L Madrid, , Stark, Ohio; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 1B, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821434US Census, 1930 Poland, Mahoning, OH

head  Howard Madrid  M 52 NY/NY/NY

wife  Delina Madrid F 52 OH/OH/OH

dau  Amma Madrid F 26 Ohio

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( ), Delina Madrid in household of Howard Madrid, Poland, Mahoning, Ohio; citing enumeration district (ED) 0133, sheet 15A, family 163, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1842.

Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953

Merle Lamonte Madrid

Death  11 Apr 1942  Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio

 Male Married White

death age: 39y 5m 17d

birth  24 Oct 1902  Sugar Run, Pa.

father: Howard L. Madrid  birthplace: New York

mother: Delinea Marsh  birthplace: New York

spouse: Dorothy Spangler Madrid

Citing this Record  "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," index and images, FamilySearch ( ), Howard L. Madrid in entry for Merle Lamonte Madrid, 1942; citing reference fn 25003, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.








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