Ernest Vest Pollard

12 October 1915–23 May 1995 (Age 79)
Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ernest Vest

When Ernest Vest Pollard was born on 12 October 1915, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, his father, Frederick Fife Pollard, was 25 and his mother, Marion Frances McClary, was 9. He married Nellie Blanche Reid on 10 June 1957, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. He died on 23 May 1995, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Ernest Vest Pollard
Nellie Blanche Reid
Marriage: 10 June 1957

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10 June 1957
Richmond, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 2

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with a large or unusually shaped head, from Middle English poll ‘head’ (Middle Low German polle ‘(top of the) head’) + the pejorative suffix -ard. The term pollard in the sense denoting an animal that has had its horns lopped is not recorded before the 16th century, and as applied to a tree the word is not recorded until the 17th century; so both these senses are almost certainly too late to have contributed to the surname. 2. pejorative derivative of the personal name Paul . The surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earnest V Pollerd in household of Virginia V Pollerd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earnest V Pallard in household of Fred F Pallard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest Pollard in household of Fred L Pollard, "United States Census, 1920"

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