Ernest Eugene Wight

Brief Life History of Ernest Eugene

When Ernest Eugene Wight was born on 2 February 1874, in Cooper, Greene, Iowa, United States, his father, Caleb Wight, was 45 and his mother, Evaline Furman, was 34. He married Ida May Eastman on 30 May 1898, in Oral, Fall River, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Smithwick, Fall River, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Lincoln Township, Fall River, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 December 1967, in Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, United States.

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Ernest Eugene Wight
Ida May Eastman
Marriage: 30 May 1898
Lester Eugene Wight
Clara May Wight
Bertha Irene Wight
Ruth Elizabeth Wight
John Caleb Wight
Grace Victoria Wight
Amy Emaline Wight
Ernest Edwin Wight Sr

Sources (73)

  • Ernest Eugene Wight, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"
  • South Dakota Births, 1856-1903
  • Marriage Index, 1800s-1999

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries: 1879: Custer, Dakota Territory, United States 1883: Fall River, Dakota Territory, United States 1889: Fall River, South Dakota, United States

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wiht, wight ‘agile, nimble, strong, brave’ (Old Norse víg with the Old Norse neuter suffix -t, for which compare the word scant), or from the corresponding Older Scots word wicht. Possibly sometimes a nickname from Middle English wight ‘living creature; small portion or thing’, or from the corresponding Older Scots word wicht.

English: habitational name from the Isle of Wight. The island is recorded as Vectis (its Latin name) c. 150 AD . Its name derives from a British word, perhaps related to Welsh gwaith ‘turn, course’, meaning ‘place of the division’, in reference to the island's position in the Solent.

English and Scottish: variant of White .

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

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