Eleanor Austin Otis (1777 - 1848)

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Corintha, Massachusetts

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New York

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Rosemary Austin

Rosemary Austin

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Tywan Lamont Austin

Velma Faye Austin

Velma Faye Austin

Allister Charles Austin

Allister Charles Austin

Jennie Austin

Jennie Austin

Richard Austin

Richard Austin

Evan DeGarmo & Rosa Austin

Evan DeGarmo & Rosa Austin

Mable Fanny Austin Ladd

Mable Fanny Austin Ladd

Alice Vera Smith

Alice Vera Smith

Betty and Fiske Austin, Washington

Betty and Fiske Austin, Washington

Arthur Vernon Austin, Michigan

Arthur Vernon Austin, Michigan

Richard Austin - 1945 War Baby

Richard Austin - 1945 War Baby

Mary King and Girls Polo & Riding Teams 1933

Mary King and Girls Polo & Riding Teams 1933

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Ruth Austin, 1896 Rosemary Austin Tywan Lamont Austin Velma Faye Austin

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1828 - She was 51 years old when on April 20th, French explorer René Caillié became the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu and to later return alive. He gave Europeans a first hand description of the city. He was awarded a prize of 10,000 francs for his trip - offered by the Société de Géographie.

1834 - She was 57 years old when on August 14th, the Poor Law Amendment Act was enacted in the United Kingdom. The Act stated that no able-bodied British man could receive assistance unless he entered a workhouse (a kind of poorhouse). The Act was intended to curb the cost of relief for the poor since workhouses were designed to be unpleasant. Many workhouses used the men as free labor and employed them in such tasks as breaking stones, crushing bones to produce fertilizer, or picking oakum - tarred fiber used between planks on ships -using a large metal nail known as a spike.

1843 - By the time she was 66 years old, on January 31st, the Virginia Minstrels - also called the Virginia Serenaders - performed the first minstrel show. The whole troupe appeared in blackface. They were famous for the songs "Jimmy Crack Corn" and "Old Dan Tucker".

1847 - At the age of 70 years old, Eleanor was alive when on July 1st, the first official postage stamps were issued in the US (not in the world - that was the UK). They were a nickel and a dime and showed Ben Franklin and George Washington.

1848 - In the year of Eleanor Austin Otis's passing, on November 1st, the first medical school for women - but founded by a man - opened in Boston. Called the Boston Female Medical College, and later merging with the Boston University School of Medicine, women could officially attend medical classes and be trained as physicians.

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Eleanor Austin Otis died on July 2, 1848 in at 70 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on July 16, 1777 in Corintha, Massachusetts. We have no information about Eleanor's family or relationships.

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