Ernestine Wolf

10 June 1881–22 February 1957 (Age 75)
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Ernestine

When Ernestine Wolf was born on 10 June 1881, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, her father, Elias Wolf, was 53 and her mother, Emeline Bellott, was 23. She married Octave Francois Ecuyer on 19 December 1900, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 22 February 1957, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Octave Francois Ecuyer
Ernestine Wolf
Marriage: 19 December 1900
Joseph Octave Ecuyer
Henry Aloysius Ecuyer
Kenneth Leon Ecuyer
Florence J Ecuyer
Oswald William Ecuyer
Lorraine Estelle Ecuyer

Spouse and Children

19 December 1900
Orleans, Louisiana, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Elias Wolf


    Emeline Bellott




    Joseph Wolf


    Henry Wolf



    Cornelius J Wolf


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English, Danish, and German: from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element wolf ‘wolf’, or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. This name is widespread throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, as well as in Britain and German-speaking countries.2 German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf, Middle High German wolf.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, which is associated with the Hebrew personal name Binyamin ( see Benjamin ). This association stems from Jacob's dying words ‘Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil’ (Genesis 49:27).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernestine D Ecuyer in household of Oswald W Ecuyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dolly Ecuyer in household of Emily Bellett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dollie Ecuyur in household of Octave Ecuyur, "United States Census, 1920"

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