Ernest David Rockemann

Male21 July 1913–17 April 1986

Brief Life History of Ernest David

When Ernest David Rockemann was born on 21 July 1913, in Nemaha, Nebraska, United States, his father, Frederick David Rockemann, was 22 and his mother, Anna Marie Fass, was 22. He married Evelyn Stutt on 29 January 1936, in Nebraska, United States. He lived in Nemaha Township, Johnson, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 17 April 1986, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Ernest David Rockemann
Evelyn Stutt
Marriage: 29 January 1936

Sources (8)

  • Ernest Rockman in household of Fred Rockman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ernest David Rockemann, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ernest D Rockeman, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1936Nebraska, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 3

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


    Age 4

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 21

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    Name Meaning

    Of Germanic origin, derived from the Old High German vocabulary word eornost ‘serious business, battle to the death’. The name was introduced into England in the 18th century by followers of the Elector of Hanover, who became George I of England. A variant spelling, Earnest , has arisen by association with the modern English adjective earnest.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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