AUSTIN, Perry Gwynn More

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AUSTIN, Perry Gwynn More (1888-1960), Oakland-born grandnephew of Alexander P. More and grandson of John F. More, who wrote of his mother, Isabel More Austin (1864-1941), and her life on Santa Rosa Island in the late 1800s:

“My mother was a More and many years of her childhood were spent in the simple, New England style white ranch house at Bechers Bay… In the little white school house at Bechers Bay, my mother and her brothers, with children of sheepherders, went to school…”

Perry Gwynn More was graduated from Harvard in 1913. He married Camilla Waterman. He died on September 4, 1960 and is buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery.

[original in SCIF archives]