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William Grafton Austin (1868 - 1929)

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Colonel William Grafton Austin
Born in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Santa Clara, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 26 Jul 2019 | Created 24 Jun 2016
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William Austin was awarded the Medal of Honor.


Born in Galveston
Colonel William Austin served with the United States Army during the Spanish-American War.
Service Started: 1898
Unit(s): unknown
Service Ended: 1898
William Austin is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1887-1892, 1898
achieved the rank of SGT., American Indian Wars, Spanish American War,

William Grafton Austin

William Grafton Austin was a Medal of Honor recipient. Col. William Grafton

William was born on January 6, 1868 in Galveston, Texas.

Parents: Charles William Austin (1833 - 1889) and Georgia Bell Grafton Austin (1844 - 1913)
William Grafton Austin (1868 - 1929)
Andrew Yates Austin (1870 - 1932)
Susan Tennent Austin (1875 - 1948)
#Carrie J Ratz Austin (1874 - 1897)
#Marie Shotwell (1880 - 1934)
#Frances Alice Brooks Austin (1894 - 1968)
  1. Infant Austin (1897 - 1897)
  2. Hope Brooks Austin Winklebleck (1914 - 1967)
  3. Margaret Grafton Austin Fergusson (1919 - 2013)

William died on July 15, 1929 in Santa Clara, California[1]


U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 for Wm G Austin
Name: Wm G Austin
Birthyear: abt 1863
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Enlistment Age: 24
Savannah, Georgia, Voter Records, 1856-1896, 1901-1917
Name: Wm G Austin
Age: 43
Birth Date: abt 1868
Race: White
Residence Date: 1911
Residence Place: Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA
District of Columbia, Select Marriages, 1830-1921[2]
Name: William G. Austin
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 25 Aug 1917
Spouse: Francis A. Brooks
FHL Film Number: 2051921; Reference ID: 80196

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: William G Austin
Arrival Date: 16 Mar 1918
Birth Date: 1868
Birth Location: United States of America
Birth Location Other: texas
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: St Paul
California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959[3]
Name: William Austin
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1868
Birth Place: Grimes County, Texas, USA
Age: 59
Arrival Date: 7 Sep 1927
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
Ship Name: President Wilson
Port of Departure: Balboa, Panama

Savannah, Georgia, Cemetery and Burial Records, 1852-1939[4]
Name: Captain Charles William Austin (Notable), designer of 1st ironclad
Birth Date: Jan. 17 1833 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut,
Age at Death: 56
Death Date: 17 Apr 1889 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
Cemetery: Laurel Grove, Savannah Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Find A Grave: Memorial #43897674 for Captain Austin
Parents: Andrew Yates Austin (1803 - 1882) and Susan Tennent Rogers Austin (1809 - 1872)


  1. California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records-Vitalsearch ( The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.
  2. District of Columbia, Marriages, 1830-1921. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  3. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, California; NAI Number: 4498993; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85
  4. Savannah Georgia Cemetery and Burial Records. Savannah, Georgia: Research Library & Municipal Archives City of Savannah, Georgia.

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