His father is Frank Auth, was German. He was born in Pittsburgh, United States. His mother is Edith Ainsworth, was English. She was born in Hanley. She emigrated to Illinois, United States at the age of nine.
Eugene was born on November 4, 1907 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. He grew up in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank Auth and Edith Ainsworth.