Charles Alfred Ernst

14 October 1887–21 March 1945 (Age 57)
Hailey, Blaine, Idaho, United States

The Life of Charles Alfred

When Charles Alfred Ernst was born on 14 October 1887, in Hailey, Blaine, Idaho, United States, his father, John Fountain Ernst, was 18 and his mother, Geneva Sharps Hendricks, was 17. He married Frances Cooper on 1 July 1911, in Challis, Custer, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lemhi, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 21 March 1945, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alfred Ernst
Frances Cooper
Marriage: 1 July 1911
William Roy Ernst
Charles Alfred Ernst

Spouse and Children

1 July 1911
Challis, Custer, Idaho, United States


    William Roy Ernst




    Charles Alfred Ernst


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 16

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from the personal name Ernst, which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat’, ‘serious business’. However, see Ernest .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental from German ernst ‘earnest’, ‘serious’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Ernst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charlie A Earnest in household of John F Earnest, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Chas. A. Ernst in entry for John Ernst, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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