Earnest Robert Workman

Male1 May 1881–7 November 1965

Brief Life History of Earnest Robert

When Earnest Robert Workman was born on 1 May 1881, in South Gower, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, William John Workman, was 32 and his mother, Margaret A Tripp, was 31. He married Laura Theresa Curl on 16 August 1906, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America in 1891 and Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 7 November 1965, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lake Michigan, Oceana, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earnest Robert Workman
Laura Theresa Curl
Marriage: 16 August 1906
Daphne Teresa Workman
Roy Eld Workman
Roy Vernon Workman

Sources (13)

  • Ernest Workman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earnest Robert Workman, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Ernest Robert Workman, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1906Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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.

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 2

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 22

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English werkman ‘laborer, craftsman’, also ‘customary tenant’ (Old English weorcmann). A customary tenant was a person allowed to hold land in exchange for carrying out a certain service.

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

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