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Edward Marion Augustin (1896 - 1956)

SFC Edward Marion Augustin
Born in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 15 Oct 1929 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Died at age 60 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Dec 2020
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Edward was born on February 2, 1896, in Loretto, Tennessee. He was the eldest son of Albert Augustin and Mary Kress.[1]

As a child, he spent most of his time assisting his father on the farm.[2]

On June 5, 1917, Edward was registered in the United States World War I draft by James P. Hanson. He was described as having medium height and a slender build, with brown eyes and light brown hair.[3]
Pvt. Edward Augustin served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 2 October 1917
Unit(s): Company E 328th Infantry Regiment, Company B 318th Machinegun Battalion, School for Bakers & Cooks Camp - Jackson S.C.
Service ended: 10 April 1919

Edward was inducted into service on October 2, 1917, in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He first served with Company E, 328th Infantry Regiment, but records state his service with them ended on September 14th - likely a misprint. While he was transferred to Company B, 318th Machine Gun Battalion early in his military career, he never served overseas.[4]

Rather, he was transferred to the School for Bakers & Cooks in Jackson, South Carolina, on April 12, 1918. He remained here until his honorable discharge on April 10, 1919. Additionally, on February 19th, 1919, he was promoted to Sergeant 1st Class.[5]

After the war, Edward initially returned to the family farm,[6] but eventually moved to Akron, Ohio, during the 1920s. He was employed as a rubble worker and resided at 654 Yale St., Akron, Ohio. On October 15, 1929, he married Magdalene Beckman, a maid at the time.[7] Together they would have eight children.

By the early 1930s, as the Great Depression was in full swing, Edward and his family moved back to Lawrence County, where he took up farming.[8]

Edward passed away on July 17, 1956, in the Lawrence County Hospital due to coronary thrombosis, which was due to coronary arteriosclerosis. He was buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery on July 19th.[9][10]


  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 December 2020), Edward M Augustine in household of Albert J Augustine, Civil District 2, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 50, sheet 9A, family 158, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,584.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 December 2020), Edward Augustine in household of Albert Augustine, Busby, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 73, sheet 4B, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1509; FHL microfilm 1,375,522.
  3. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 August 2019), Edward M Augustine, 1917-1918.
  4. "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2019), Edward Marion Augustine, 10 Apr 1919; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.
  5. "Page 9," Tennessee Virtual Archive,, accessed 2021-10-09.
  6. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 December 2020), Edward Augustin in entry for A J Augustin, 1920.
  7. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 March 2020), Edward M Augustin and Lena Beckman, 15 Oct 1929; citing Marriage, Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.
  8. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 December 2019), E M Augustine, Civil District 2, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 50-3, sheet 61A, line 37, family 137, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3912.
  9. "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2020), Edward Marion Augustine, 17 Jul 1956; Death, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  10. Find A Grave: Memorial #16554380

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