Marilynn Ensley

Female23 December 1919–14 January 1986

Brief Life History of Marilynn

When Marilynn Ensley was born on 23 December 1919, in Arkansas, United States, her father, James Coleman Ensley, was 32 and her mother, Hester Arcadia Ballentine, was 29. She married Emmett Clair Herbert on 27 January 1939, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 January 1986, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 66.

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Emmett Clair Herbert
Marilynn Ensley
Marriage: 27 January 1939

Sources (11)

  • Marilyn Herbert in household of Emmett C Herbert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marilynn Ensley, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Marilynn E Herbert, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1939Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

    Age 3

    In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 18

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Ensli or Ensle, pet forms of Anselm or Ernst.

    English: possibly a habitational name from Ingestre (Staffordshire). The placename, which clearly gave rise to a medieval surname, shows various irregular developments over the centuries, an intrusive -l- being one of them. The origin of the placename is uncertain, though the initial element may be a derivative of Latin angustiæ ‘the narrows’, which would become engyst under Brittonic influence, and the final element may be from the river Trent. This would be topographically appropriate, as the river Trent becomes narrow near Ingestre.

    English: perhaps a variant of Ilsley , with dissimilation of l-l to n-l, or a variant of Hinchley from Hinchcliffe with development of -cliff via -liff to -ley.

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

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