Austin, Ansel P., was born in Seneca county, N. Y., July 26, 1850, and his home was there until 1882, when he came to Tonawanda. Since coming to this place he has been active in promoting its best interests both in a business and public way. He was police justice for four years and discharged the duties of his office with marked ability. He was elected street commissioner in the spring of 1896, which office he still holds. Mr. Austin also carries on a large real estate and insurance business. He is a veteran of the late war, having enlisted in the 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Company E, on December 30, 1863. He served in the 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac, and participated in all the operations in the Wilderness, at Cold Harbor and Petersburg, besides many lesser battles. He is a member of the G. A. R., Post W. B. Scott, No. 129, and has been its commander. Mr. Austin married Mary S. Allen of Seneca county and they have two daughters: Florence and Marcellene.
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