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Nathan Austin
and Emma Elam.

Nathan Austin b 10 Feb 1895 Nickelsville, Scott Co VA d 27 Oct 1966 Gary, Lake Co IN; s/o James David Austin and Orpha J Dean. Nathan Austin m. Emma J Elam b abt 1897 VA; d/o William Henry Elam and Mary E Hawkins. Children of Nathan Austin and Emma Elam;

1. Mary Vesta Austin b 10 Jul 1915 VA d 12 Oct 1973

2. Howard Austin b abt 1918 VA

3. James W H Austin b abt 1919 VA

4. Giles Austin b abt 1921 VA

5. Arella Austin b abt 1923 VA

6. Flora Ella Flo Austin b 24 Dec 1924 VA d 23 Apr 2014 St Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi IN; m. 11 Mar 1944 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Edgar Ray Eddie Sanders b abt 1926; s/o Edgar Sanders and Millie Lou Browning. Children of Edgar Eddie Sanders and Flora E Flo Austin; i. Nathan H Sanders; m. Tammy Unknown ii. Emma L Lucy Sanders b 1949; m. Male Wright iii. Noralene Sanders b 1951 Letcher Co KY; m. Daniel Wyngarden iv. Flora Ellen Sanders; m. Ronald Roudebush v. Ricky Sanders; m. Melissa Unknown. vi. Raymond Sanders b 17 Jan 1945 Cromona, Letcher Co KY d 5 Feb 2008 Oxford, Benton Co IN.

7. Macie Emma Austin b 1 Sept 1927 KY d 18 May 1972; age 44; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL; m. Ralph Waldo Potter b 16 Jul 1924 d 21 Feb 2003; age 78; buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL; s/o Creed Potter and Sarah Robinson.

8. Charlene Austin b abt 1929 KY

9. Geneva Austin b abt 1930 KY

10. Authur Roy Austin b abt 1931 KY

11. Georgia Flossie Austin b abt 1934 KY; m. Carl Villalobus

12. Garnett Lee or Red Austin Bowman b 1934 d 2011

13. Raymond Austin b abt 1936 KY

14. Rosco Hargus Austin b abt 1938 KY


More About Nathan Austin
Draft Registrations WWI and WWII

WWI Draft Registration: 5 Jun 1917: According to Nathan Austin's WWI draft registration, He was tall, Medium build, black eyes, brown hair, not bald and no missing limbs, eyes or appendages, with no disabilities. His name was listed as Nath Austin, age 21, home address; Nickelsville, VA, date of birth Feb 10, 1895; natural born citizen, where born; Nickelville, VA, occupation coal miner for Clinchfield Coal Company, Dante VA. Had Wife and Child solely dependent on him. Married, caucasion. No military service. Claims no exemption from draft.

WWII Draft Registration: 27 Apr 1942: According to Nathan's WWII draft registration, he was 6 ft tall, weighed 245 lbs. had brown eyes, gray hair, and dark complexion. He was employed by Consolidated Coal Co Jenkins KY and lived at 2183 Sheasefork, McRoberts, Letcher Co KY. Date of registration was 27 Apr 1942 when he was 47 years of age. He had an injured right arm.


Obituary: Flora Austin Sanders
24 Dec 1924 - 23 Apr 2014

Flora Austin Sanders
24 Dec 1924 - 23 Apr 2014
Flora E. Flo (Austin) Sanders, 89, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. Born December 24, 1924 in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Emma (Elam) Austin. Her marriage was to Edgar R. Sanders on March 11, 1944 in Whitesburg, KY and he survives. Flo had been a cook at various restaurants in Lafayette, Otterbein, Kentucky, and Arizona and she was known for her pies and her cooking. She was a member of the Wisdom Faith Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Hebron, IN where she was a Past Worthy Matron and had served in various capacities.

Surviving with her husband, Edgar, are their children, Nathan H. Sanders (wife, Tammy) of West Lafayette, Emma L. Lucy Wright of Hinesville, GA, Noralene Wyngarden (husband, Daniel) of Lafayette, Flora Ellen Roudebush (husband, Ronald) of Ridgely, TN, and Ricky Sanders (wife, Melissa) Knox, IN, one sister, Georgia Villalobus (husband, Carl) of Gary, IN, two brothers, Giles Austin, Sr. of Cromona, KY and Roscoe Austin (wife, Mary) of Gary, IN. Flo is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Sanders and seven brothers and sisters.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the 10 a.m. service Tuesday at Simplicity Funeral Care with her son, Nathan Sanders officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com


1920 Russell Co VA Census Castlewood ED 71 Bear Wallow Hollow
114 115 Austin Nathan Head M W 23 M VA VA VA Miner Coal Mines
114 115 Austin Emma J Wife F W 22 M VA VA VA
114 115 Austin Mary V Daughter F W 4 5/12 S VA VA VA
114 115 Austin James W H Son M W 1 11/12 S VA VA VA


1930 Letcher Co KY Census Haymond and Millstone ED 26
173 175 Austin Nathaniel Head M W 35 M 19 VA VA VA Shot fireman Coal Mines
173 175 Austin Emma J Wife F W 33 M 18 VA VA VA
173 175 Austin Mary Vesta Daughter 14 S VA VA VA
173 175 Austin Howard Son M W 12 S VA VA VA
173 175 Austin Giles Son M W 9 S VA VA VA
173 175 Austin Areller Daughter F W 7 S VA VA VA
173 175 Austin Flora Daughter F W 5 S VA VA VA
173 175 Austin Macie E Daughter 3 9/12 S KY VA VA
173 175 Austin Geneva Daughter F W 8/12 S KY VA VA


1940 Letcher Co KY Census Lower McRoberts
2191 Austin Nathan Head M W 45 M VA Miner coal mines
2191 Austin Emma J Wife F W 43 M VA
2191 Austin Giles Son M W 19 S VA
2191 Austin Arella Daughter F W 17 S VA
2191 Austin Floraella Daughter F W 15 S VA
2191 Austin Macie Emma Daughter F W 13 S KY
2191 Austin Charlene Daughter F W 11 S KY
2191 Austin Authur Roy Son M W 9 S KY
2191 Austin Georgia Daughter F W 6 S KY
2191 Austin Raymond Son M W 4 S KY
2191 Austin Rosco Son M W 2 S KY


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