Ernest Gold

1887–1962 (Age 75)
New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ernest

When Ernest Gold was born on 9 June 1887, in New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, James W Gold, was 27 and his mother, Anna Mathes, was 27. He married Hazel McShurley on 4 March 1908, in Henry, Indiana, United States. He lived in Harrison Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 21 September 1962, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mooreland, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Gold
Hazel McShurley
Marriage: 4 March 1908

Spouse & Children

4 March 1908
Henry, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • James W Gold


  • Anna Mathes




  • Francas H Keever


  • Female1884–1928Female

  • Edna Keever


  • Male1887–1962Male

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 19

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 20

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German Gold, Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a reduced form of one of the many compound ornamental names of which Gold is the first element.2 English and German: from Old English, Old High German gold ‘gold’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.3 English: from an Old English personal name Golda (or the feminine Golde), which persisted into the Middle Ages as a personal name. The name was in part a byname from gold ‘gold’, and in part a short form of the various compound names with this first element.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Earnest Gold in household of James W Gold, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ernest Gold in household of Caldin Ncshurley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ernest Gold, "United States Census, 1930"

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