History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

F. A. Austin Biography

F. A. Austin, Supervisor No. 1 of the P. & E. R. R., Erie, was born in this city Nov. 11, 1848; son of Augustin Austin, a native of Mass., and a silversmith by occupation.

Our subject was reared in Erie and vicinity, and at twenty began merchandising.

In the spring of 1872, he took up railroading as clerk in superintendent's office, and as such remained until May, 1881, when he received his present appointment.

Mr. Austin was united in marriage in 1873 with Clara A., daughter of Jacob and Sophia Mooney. They are the parents of one son - Herbert D., and a daughter - Edith P.

Mr. and Mrs. Austin are members of the First Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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