Norman Franklin Earnest

4 September 1868–25 January 1949 (Age 80)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Norman Franklin

When Norman Franklin Earnest was born on 4 September 1868, in Virginia, United States, his father, Jesse Franklin Earnest, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Mary Blankenbeckler, was 51. He married Mary Sue Vernon on 27 September 1888, in Blountville, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 January 1949, at the age of 80, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norman Franklin Earnest
Mary Sue Vernon
Marriage: 27 September 1888
Mattie May Earnest
Okie Dell Earnest
Jesse Franklin Earnest
Harry M Earnest
Maude Earnest

Spouse and Children

27 September 1888
Blountville, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


    Mattie May Earnest


    Okie Dell Earnest




    Maude Earnest


Parents and Siblings



    Amanda Jane Earnest


    Mary Emeline Earnest


    Rachel Earnest


    David Marion Earnest



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Ernst .2 English: variant spelling of Ernest .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Newton F Ernest, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Franklin Earnest, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Norman F Earnest, "United States Census, 1920"

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