Charles Alfred Ernst

Male14 October 1887–21 March 1945

Brief Life History 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, and was buried in Salmon City Cemetery, Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alfred Ernst
Margaret Elizabeth Bunce
Marriage: 28 December 1922
Velma Ernst
Velma Ernst
John F. Ernst

Sources (28)

  • Charles Ernst in entry for Velma Ernst, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Charles Ernst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Albert Ernst, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1922Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Erwin, Kurt, Heinz, Helmut, Manfred, Reinhold, Ulrich, Fritz, Gunter, Hans, Heinrich.

    German, Dutch, and Danish: from the personal name Ernst, which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat, serious business’. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, and Czechia.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or artificial name from German ernst ‘earnest, serious’. Compare Ernest .

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

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