Frank Thomas Austin (1883-1935)

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Frank Thomas Austin was born 17 December 1883 in Bolton St, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia to Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916) and Catherine Levingston (1856-1942) and died 7 October 1935 in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Magdalene Viney (c1887-1963) 1906 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland.


Offspring of Frank Thomas Austin and Magdalene Viney (c1887-1963)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Catherine V Austin (c1906-?)
Thomas Francis Austin (c1908-1954)
Sylvia Gwendoline Austin (c1916-?)
Edith Magdalene Austin (c1921-1976)
James Marlow Viney Austin (c1925-1980)
Lorna Corrine Austin (c1931-?)
Lucille May Austin (c1931-?)
... Austin (?-?)

Report of his death

Daughter's Home Burnt.

The body of Frederick Austin, 50, night watchman, of Chelsea-avenue, Bankstown, was found floating in Blackwattle Bay early on Saturday morning. Austin, who was employed at Jones Bros.' coal yards, Pyrmont, had been missing since Monday. A watchman at Saxton's wharf noticed the body, and informed the police, and Sergeant James had it recovered and removed to the City Morgue. One leg was fractured in two places and an ankle broken. The police theory is that Austin fell between the wharf and a collier, was seriously injured, and was drowned before he could call for help.

Mrs. Ives, of East Hills, a daughter of Austin, on receipt of news that her father's body had been found, hurried to his late residence, and in her absence her home was destroyed by fire. The outbreak was beyond control when the Liverpool Fire Brigade, under Station Officer Cook, reached the house, and all that the firemen could do was to prevent the flames from spreading to adjoining cottages. Mrs. Ives' home was a six-roomed cottage, built of weatherboard and fibro-cement.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 October 1935, page 12

Sources and notes

§ Remains
  • AUSTIN.—The Funeral of the late Mr. THOMAS FRANCIS AUSTIN will leave his late residence, 9 Chertsey-avenue, Bankstown, THIS MONDAY, at 9.45 a.m. for Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.
  • AUSTIN.—The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. WHITE of 31 Cambridge-avenue, Bankstown, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their dear FRIEND Thomas Francis; which will leave his late residence, 9 Chertsey-avenue, Bankstown, THIS MONDAY at 9.45 a.m., for Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.
  • AUSTIN.—G.U.O.O.F. PRIDE OF BANKSTOWN, No. 8827.—Officers and Members of the above lodge are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral of the late Bro. F. J. AUSTIN. For funeral arrangements see family notice.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 October 1935, page 9

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