Wallace Austin & Mercy Ann Jackson
Submitted by: Sara Dianne Austin Myers
Wallace Mariam Austin
Mercy Ann Jackson
Robert, Wallace, Charles & Mercy Ann Austin
MERCY ANN JACKSON was born March 08, 1860 in Sunfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan, daughter of CHARLES JACKSON and KEZIAH DILLEY, and died November 06, 1949 in Mulliken, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan. She married WALLACE MARIAM AUSTIN September 05, 1880, son of TRUMAN AUSTIN and JANE DICKERSON. He was born June 27, 1854 in Sunfield, Eaton County, Michigan, and died March 06, 1911 in Mulliken, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan.
Children of MERCY JACKSON and WALLACE AUSTIN are:
i. CHARLES TRUMAN AUSTIN, b. March 31, 1882, Ionia County, Michigan; d. November 05, 1953, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; m. FLORENCE AMANDA BASHORE, June 05, 1929, Roxand Township Eaton County, Michigan; b. August 16, 1908, Midland County, Michigan.
ii. ROBERT JAMES AUSTIN, b. January 11, 1886, Michigan; d. November 18, 1947; m. JULIA MYRTLE ALLEN, October 02, 1912 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; b. March 06, 1888, Roxand Township Eaton County, Michigan; d. June 09, 1983, Eaton County Medical Care Facility, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan.
iii. FRANK PATTLE AUSTIN, b. September 17, 1890, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. October 16, 1968, St. Lawrence Hospital, Ingham County. Michigan; m. VISA MAE LANCE, May 26, 1917; b. September 25, 1893, Vestaburg, Montcalm County, Michigan; d. November 18, 1969, Kalamazoo Hospital, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
iv. KEZIAH 'KITTY' JANE AUSTIN, b. January 27, 1893, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. August 03, 1978, her home in rural Mulliken, Eaton County, Michigan; m. (1) MYRON P. 'PAT' HOSEY; b. 1890; d. November 12, 1949; m. (2) HARRY DOTY HOLBROOK, Aft. 1948; b. February 18, 1894, Danby Township, Ionia County, Michigan; d. March 30, 1985.
v. EDNA MAE AUSTIN, b. August 22, 1896, Michigan; d. March 27 1948; m. HARRY DOTY HOLBROOK, August 07, 1915; b. February 18, 1894, Danby Township, Ionia County, Michigan; d. March 30, 1985.
vi. LAWRENCE EARNEST AUSTIN, b. August 14, 1901, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. February 17, 1965, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona; m. (1) EDRIS MAE CRAMER, August 22, 1921 in Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan, daughter of SIMON CRAMER and KATHERINE MASKLE, b. March 10, 1904, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. December 28, 1923 in Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; m. (2) MABEL FERN ROOT, November 27, 1930, in Mulliken, Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan, daughter of GEORGE ROOT and FLORENCE ERVAY, b. September 24, 1903, in Roxand Township, Eaton County, Michigan; d. December 31, 1992, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Mercy I thought I’d write to you
On your birthday a line or two
You are now a woman, but beware
For youthful feet there is many a snare
Eighteen years have past away
They see but like a summer day
So swiftly down life’s gentle stream
Just like a story or a dream
God has been very good to you
He’s strewed your path with roses threw
May you threw life his goodness prove
And dwell forever in his love
Farther mother kind and true
Thus far they have been spared to you
Watched over you with tender care
Take their good council and prize there prayer
Should trials in your path appear?
Look to the strong and never fear
The savior you have choose in youth
Will guide you in the way of truth
I am glad that in life’s early youth
You have chosen the better path with truth
Wisely has shunned the broad way
And choose the one, the endless day
Mercy, I am growing old they say
I am sixty-six next birthday
Once more my child before I die
I would direct thy thoughts on high
O may thou climb those higher skies
Where storms and sorrows never rise
And when we meet beyond the river
Meet there to part and no more forever
Now I must close with love to you
Tis from your Grandma ever true
When these lines you chance to see
O this dear child remember me
Your loving Grandma
Transposed by: by Sara Dianne Austin-Myers
Wallace Mariam & Mercy Ann Jackson-Austin Family
Picture taken about 1912
|Setting in chairs: Keziah Jane 'Kitty' Austin and Frank Pattle Austin|
|Front Row - L-R Charles Truman Austin, Lawrence Earnest Austin, Edna Mae Austin|
|Not in picture: Robert James Austin|
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