Ernest Cornelius Hastings

27 July 1891–17 April 1964 (Age 72)
Abbotts Creek Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ernest Cornelius

When Ernest Cornelius Hastings was born on 27 July 1891, in Abbotts Creek Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, his father, Francis Cornelius Hastings, was 40 and his mother, Cornelia Ann Sapp, was 29. He married Sarah Nevada Payne on 16 December 1913, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Kernersville, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1964. He died on 17 April 1964, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Ernest Cornelius Hastings
Sarah Nevada Payne
Marriage: 16 December 1913
Francis Wilson Hastings
Bernice Elmo Hastings

Spouse and Children

16 December 1913
Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Cornelius Hastings


    Cornelia Ann Sapp




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings, a place in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066 . It is named from Old English Hǣstingas ‘people of Hǣsta’. The surname was taken to Scotland under William the Lion in the latter part of the 12th century. It also assimilated some instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane ( see Hairston ).2 English: variant of Hasting .3 Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine ( see Austin ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ernest Hasten in household of Francis Hasten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ernest C Hastings in household of Francis Hastings, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E C Hastings in entry for Francis Wilson Hastings and Mary Ruth Allen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.