John Ralph Austin, was born on 31 January 1896, at Lowville, New York.
The Austin family moved to the Bronx, New York in 1903.
He married Therese McGinnes in 1915.
They had three sons: Alfred (1916), Gregory (1927) and Malcom (1929).
In 1945 they retired to a farmhouse in Grahamsville, New York in the Catskills.
Ralph and Therese Austin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1975.
John Ralph Austin died at Grahamsville, New York on April 20, 1976.