Russell A Austin (1930 - 2005)



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Seattle, King County, Washington


at Providence Saint Peter Hospital,
413 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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Heart Failure

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11683 E. State Route 106, Union, Mason County, Washington USA

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Wife: Barbara Ann (Fortnum) Austin
Children with Barbara: Russell Anderson (Andy)Austin 3rd, Katherine Lee Austin (Price), Stephen Fortnum Austin, Tracey Ann Austin (David), and Melissa Ann Turner


University of Washington, University of Washington Law School


Attorney at Law

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USN, USNR retired at the rank of Captain

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1930 - In the year that Russell A Austin was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1936 - He was only 6 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1944 - Russell was only 14 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

1955 - When he was 25 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1978 - By the time he was 48 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Russell A Austin, father to 5 children, died on February 12, 2005 at Providence Saint Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA at 74 years of age. His cause of death is listed as: heart Failure. He was born on March 4, 1930 in Seattle, Washington. He married Barbara Ann (Fortnum) Austin. and they gave birth to Russell Anderson (Andy)Austin 3rd, Katherine Lee Austin (Price), Stephen Fortnum Austin, Tracey Ann Austin (David), and Melissa Ann Turner. We know that Russell A Austin had been residing in Windward, 11683 E. State Route 106, Union, Mason County, Washington USA.


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