1843. Vida Mae Hunter
was born on 21 Jun 1902 in Merkel, Taylor County, Texas. She died on 19
Sep 1975 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
(247) She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County,
From the Evening Fort Worth Star Telegram, Saturday, September 20, 1975, Page
MRS VIDA M. (HUNTER) AUSTIN, 73, 3216 Jamestown Dr.
Survivors: Son, W. C. Austin, Fort Worth; daughter, Lewellyn Carruthers, Forest
Hill; grandsons, Larry Joe Austin, Charles E. Carruthers Jr., Glen Carruthers,
Fort Worth, William S. Austin, Arlington, Terry W. Austin, Arizona, Ronald Carruthers,
Alaska; great-grandson, Charles E. Carruthers III, Fort Worth, brothers, Clarence
A., Earl E. Hunter, Fort Worth; sisters, Hazel Hunter Abington, Fort Worth, Berta
Lee Box, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
Services 11 a.m. Monday, Owens Brumley Chapel, Rev. Robert Turner officiating.
Interment Rose Hill. Arrangements Owens-Brumley, 425 S. Henderson, 335-4557.
She was married to Samuel Abner Austin (son of Charles
Van Buren Austin and Sarah E. Brown) on 10 Feb 1925 in Fort
Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Samuel Abner Austin
was born on 4 Oct 1889 in Charlotte, Tennessee. He appeared on the census on
16 Apr 1930 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
(1410) He died on 17 Oct 1970 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
(247) He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery,
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
Lived at 3300 Fitzhugh, Fort Worth, in 1937, and 2424 Strong in 1970.
From the Evening Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 19, 1970, Page 16A:
RETIRED THEATRE EMPLOYEE, 81, DIES
Samuel A. Austin, 81 a charter member of the Motion Picture Machine Operators
Local 330, died Saturday at his home.
Austin, a native of Charlotte, Tenn., moved to Fort Worth in 1900. He resided
at 3424 Strong.
HE STARTED in the entertainment business as a boy carpenter, later moving up
to projectionist. He had held every possible office in Local 330 and was honored
by the organization in 1964 for 50 years of service.
He worked at such early day theatres here as the Lyric, Blue Mouse, Over the
Top and Pershing. He didn't retire until 1968, when failing health forced him
to end 54 years of service in the entertainment field.
HE WAS A member of Englewood Methodist Church, Tarrant Masonic Lodge and Mosiah
Survivors include his wife; a son, W. C. Austin, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles
E. Carruthers, all of Fort Worth, and three grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Owens & Brumley Chapel.
Burial will be at Rose Hill.
Vida Mae Hunter and Samuel Abner Austin had the following children:
William Clarence "W. C." Austin.