Earnest Lynn Hess

1 January 1873–12 February 1963 (Age 90)
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Earnest Lynn

When Earnest Lynn Hess was born on 1 January 1873, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Luther Martin Hess, was 34 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Eveland, was 23. He married Catherine L Sparks on 23 November 1920, in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 12 February 1963, in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States, at the age of 90.

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Earnest Lynn Hess
Catherine L Sparks
Marriage: 23 November 1920

Spouse and Children


    Catherine L Sparks


23 November 1920
Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Frank B. Hess




    Ruth Eveland Hess


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Earnest Hess in household of Luther Hess, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ernest Lynn Hess, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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