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Austin, Frank G., 1852-1915



Frank G. Austin (1852-1915), son of J.P. Austin and Harriet Fitch Austin, lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan, his entire life. He attended Kalamazoo Public Schools and later studied with Dr. W. T. Metcalf to become a dentist. In the 1880 census, he is a dentist living with his sister and brother-in-law, John A. Gates (1836-1905) and Ellen Austin Gates (1842-1902) along with his mother Harriet. In 1886, he married Ella Post (1866-1951) and they had one daughter Ellen Austin (1887-1971).

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Strumatica Business Card

Identifier: RH-A-4021
Scope and Contents Advertising card for a product called Strumatica. The title of the card is "Removal – Strumatica" in bold print followed by text with three sentences stating that this product, first made and sold in 1879 from Dr. Austin's home. According to the advertising card, John Gates moved the business to Chicago in 1886. The card also states that he remained in Chicago until November of 1904 when he moved back to Kalamazoo due to his declining health. He passed away the next...
Dates: 1905