Leo Francis Austin (1880 - 1949)

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Leo Francis Austin
1880 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Leo Francis Austin was born in 1880. He was born to Mary Sutton Austin and Austin William Austin, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Glong W, Australia at age 69.


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Glong W, Australia
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Glong W, Australia


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Leo Francis Austin passed away in 1949 in Glong W, Australia at 69 years of age. He was born in 1880. He was born to Mary Sutton Austin and Austin William Austin, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1880 - 1949 World Events

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In 1880, in the year that Leo Francis Austin was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1898, he was 18 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1904, at the age of 24 years old, Leo was alive when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1914, when he was 34 years old, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1949, in the year of Leo Francis Austin's passing, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

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Leo D Austin
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Austin William Austin
Glong W, Australia
Mary Sutton Austin
Glong W, Australia
Frances Craven Austin
1885 - 1949
Iwood, Australia
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Iwood, Australia
Maria Bull Austin
Iwood, Australia
Rudolf James Austin
1937 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Austin Stephen Austin
Warnambool, Australia
Doris Clarke Austin
Warnambool, Australia
Alice Elizabeth Austin
1878 - 1950
E Mvern, Australia
Bradley Robert Selby Austin
E Mvern, Australia
Alice Rowcroft Austin
E Mvern, Australia
Rhonda Carmel Austin
Died: 1950
Toorak, Australia
George Frederick Austin
Toorak, Australia
Carmel Emily Austin Austin
Toorak, Australia
Henry Arthur Austin
1871 - 1950
Port Melbourne, Australia
George Austin
Port Melbourne, Australia
Mary Arnott Austin
Port Melbourne, Australia
Maxwell Garth Austin
1948 - 1950
Box H, Australia
Donald Austin
Box H, Australia

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Glong W, Australia
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Geelong W, Australia
Ernest Wood
1872 - 1949
Geelong W, Australia
Wood John Wood
Geelong W, Australia
Maria Long Wood
Geelong W, Australia
John Gregor Douglas
1860 - 1949
Glong W, Australia
Douglas James Douglas
Glong W, Australia
Ann Mcgregor Douglas
Glong W, Australia
William Clarke
1885 - 1949
Glong W, Australia
Clarke William Clarke
Glong W, Australia
Mary Sweeney Clarke
Glong W, Australia
Frances Hannah Drayton
1883 - 1949
Glong W, Australia
Lemin John Drayton
Glong W, Australia
Ellen Honey Drayton
Glong W, Australia
Elizabeth Jane Henderson
1877 - 1949
Glong W, Australia
James Francis Henry Henderson
Glong W, Australia
Jane Nicholas Henderson
Glong W, Australia
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