Ernest Marvin Espelie

Male22 June 1908–6 August 1994

Brief Life History of Ernest Marvin

When Ernest Marvin Espelie was born on 22 June 1908, in Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Evind Espeli, was 40 and his mother, Martha Maria Tydskire Oftelie, was 33. He married Mary Belle Whitten on 11 September 1933, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1935 and New London, New London, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 August 1994, in Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Ernest Marvin Espelie
Mary Belle Whitten
Marriage: 11 September 1933
Mary Solveig Espelie
Mary Ernestine Espelie
Karl Edward Espelie

Sources (12)

  • Ernest M Espelie, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ernest Marvin Espelie, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Ernest Marvin Espelie, "Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1933Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

    Age 1

    In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.


    Age 23

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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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