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Claudius Cecil Austin & family


Claudius Cecil Austin was born in Hatteras on Feb. 22, 1887 to Levin Burrus Austin & Leah GaskillClaudius married Bessie E. Austin in Hatteras on June 15, 1910.  Bessie was born to Benjamin Etheridge Austin & Margaret "Maggie" Smith on Apr. 1, 1889.  They had 6 children:
   1) Lance Bertram Austin (1911-1983)
   2) Cecil Etheridge Austin (1912-1990)
   3) Edna Rosalyn Austin (1915-2001)
   4) Dallas Davis Austin (1918-1991)
   5) Edith Austin (1919-2005)
   6) Levin Jones Austin (1923-2007)

Claudius died in Portsmouth, Va. on Jan. 22, 1965 and Bessie died in Portsmouth on Feb. 9, 1951.  Both are buried in Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth, Va.

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