Luther Joseph Austin was born on January 11, 1899 in Bon
Air, White County, TN., and died June 14, 1987 in Oneida, Scott County,
TN at the age of 88.
MILITARY: Luther Joseph Austin joined the US Army on
November 25, 1919 at Camp Zachary Taylor, KY. Completed 3 years of
honorable service to his country. Discharged at Fort Slocum, New York
on November 29, 1922. During his Military service he was a Musician and
Bugle player. His Honorable Discharge (In the possession of E. Ray
Austin) indicates he was an Expert Pistol shooter. He served with
Service Company, 18th Infantry, and was discharged with the rank of
OCCUPATION: Coal Miner for almost
thirty years. He was also an electrician, mechanic, carpenter, and
farmer. Luke worked in mines at Davidson, TN as an Electrician along
with his brother Arthur. Arthur was also an Electrician and was killed
during a rock slide in the Davidson mines.
Submitted by E.