Pioneer Memorial Cemetery ~ Alpheus Elijah Austin
Austin, Alpheus Elijah
LAST: Austin FIRST: Alpheus MID: Elijah
BORN: 22 Aug 1867 DIED: 6 Feb 1949 BURIED: 9 Feb 1949
OCCUPATION:  Drygoods Merchant
BIRTH PLACE:  Cedar Mills, Meeker Co., Minnesota
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
MARRIAGE - "Alpheus E. Austin, over 21, & Grace B. Jones, over 18, m 14 Oct 1896 at Baptist Church, Gervais, OR, by H. B. Elworthy, M. G. Aff: Albert J. Gillette. Wit: J. A. Austin & J. B. Jones #5153 pg 435".
1880 CENSUS - Alpha E. Austin, age 12, b. Minnesota, is enumerated with father James Austin, age 38, farmer, b. Wisconsin, and Sarah L. Austin, age 34, b. Iowa, along with Otto J., age 14, Alice M., age 10, Lloyd F., age 8, and Laura, age 5 months, all born in Minnesota.
1900 CENSUS - Alpheus E. Austin, age 32, occupation merchant, b. Aug 1867 in Minnesota, is enumerated with his wife of 4 years, Grace, age 27, b. Jan 1873 in Oregon, along with children Lena, age 2, b. Jul 1897 in Oregon, and Ruth, age 1, b. Feb 1899 in Oregon.
1930 CENSUS - Alpheus E. Austin, age 62, , married at age 29, occupation dry goods store proprietor, b. Minnesota, is enumerated with his wife, Grace B., age 57, married at age 23, b. Oregon, along with Julia B., age 17, b. Oregon.
Funeral services for A.E. Austin, Sr., prominent Woodburn resident for the past 57 years who died Sunday afternoon at the Salem Memorial hospital were held Wednesday afternoon at the Ringo chapel here with Rev. H.F. Pemberton officiating. Interment was at the Pioneer cemetery near Brooks.
Long in Business Here.
Alpheus E. Austin was born in Meeker county, Minn., August 22, 1867, the son of the late J.A. Austin, and came to Woodburn with his parents in May 1891. He was with his father in the grocery business the first year and was later employed in the dry goods stores of Albert Welch and S.I. Guiss here. In 1898 he opened a dry goods store of his own and had owned and operated the A.E. Austin store here for over 50 years.
He was married to Grace B. Jones of Brooks on October 14, 1896. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in October of 1946 and had lived for the past 46 years at their home at 215 Third St.
Mr. Austin served for a number of years as clerk of the Woodburn school district, a member of the chamber of commerce, Sons of the American Revolution and an active member of the Woodburn Methodist church. He served as superintendent of the Sunday school of that church for many years.
He is survived by his widow; a son, Lt. Col Leland A. Austin in Munich, Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Jay Allen of New York and Mrs. John Kallak of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Mrs. Maurice H. Gardner of Richland, Wash., Miss Sally Austin in Germay and Jay C. Michael Allen at Harvard university; a brother, Harold M. Austin of Woodburn; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Cornutt of Portland and Miss Laura Austin, a missionary in India for many years who is now on her way home.
Woodburn Independent (undated newspaper clipping)
Alpheus Elijah
[shares marker with Grace]
Saucy Survey & Photographs 
OSBH DC (Marion County 1949) #1721
1880 MN CENSUS (Meeker Co., Cedar Mills, pg 343A)
Marriage Records of Marion Co., OR, Vol VIII, pg 35
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Woodburn, ED 139, sheet 12B)
1930 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Woodburn, ED 98, sheet 6B)
WI (undated)