Ernest Franklin Liter

1860–1925 (Age 64)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ernest Franklin

When Ernest Franklin Liter was born on 22 August 1860, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Elisha A. Liter, was 45 and his mother, Rachel Evaline Wayland, was 27. He married Mary C. Jones on 7 November 1883, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 14 January 1925, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Ernest Franklin Liter
Mary C. Jones
Marriage: 7 November 1883
Russell Hoefer Liter

Spouse & Children

7 November 1883
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 7

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Leiter or English Lighter .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ernest P Liter in household of Elisha Liter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ernest Liter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ernest Liter, "United States Census, 1900"

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