Ernest George Isaac

19 April 1888–17 December 1965 (Age 77)
Winkleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ernest George

When Ernest George Isaac was born on 19 April 1888, in Winkleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry George Isaac, was 33 and his mother, Clara Alford Bealey, was 40. He married Louisa Mary Cole in January 1911, in Torrington, Devon, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Roborough, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died on 17 December 1965, in Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Winkleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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Ernest George Isaac
Mercy Marion Ada Phillips
Marriage: April 1919

Spouse and Children


    Mercy Marion Ada Phillips


April 1919
Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Henry George Isaac


    Clara Alford Bealey




    Ernest George Isaac


    Osborn Henry Isaac


World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 16

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 20

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 26

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

Jewish, English, Welsh, French, etc.: from the Biblical Hebrew personal name yishāq ‘he laughs’. This was the name of the son of Abraham (Genesis 21:3) by his wife Sarah. The traditional explanation of the name is that Abraham and Sarah laughed with joy at the birth of a son to them in their old age, but a more plausible explanation is that the name originally meant ‘may God laugh’, i.e. ‘smile on him’. Like Abraham , this name has always been immensely popular among Jews, but was also widely used in medieval Europe among Christians. Hence it is the surname of many gentile families as well as Jews. In England and Wales it was one of the Old Testament names that were particularly popular among Nonconformists in the 17th–19th centuries, which accounts for its frequency as a Welsh surname. (Welsh surnames were generally formed much later than English ones.) In eastern Europe the personal name in its various vernacular forms was popular in Orthodox (Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian), Catholic (Polish), and Protestant (Czech) Churches. It was borne by a 5th-century father of the Armenian Church and by a Spanish saint martyred by the Moorish rulers of Cordoba in ad 851 on account of his polemics against Islam. In this spelling, the American family name has also absorbed cognates from other European languages, e.g. German Isaak , Dutch Izaac, etc. (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ). It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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