Ernest August Piske

Brief Life History of Ernest August

When Ernest August Piske was born on 8 August 1900, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Friedrick Wilhelm Johan Piske, was 40 and his mother, Clara Louise Marshal, was 33. He married Josephine Esther Lyon on 13 May 1926, in Prosser, Benton, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949. He died in February 1986, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest August Piske
1900–1986
Josephine Esther Lyon
1902–1994
Marriage: 13 May 1926
Lois June Piske
1926–1995
Mary Jane Piske
1928–1996

Sources (21)

  • Ernest A Peske, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Earnest A Piske, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Ernest August Piske, "Washington, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1907 · Pike's Market

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Heinz, Gerhardt, Otto.

Germanized form (variant of Piesk) of Sorbian Pěsk (and probably also of some other similar (like-sounding) Slavic cognate): topographic name for someone living or farming on sandy soil, from pěsk ‘sand’.

Possibly also a Germanized form of Sorbian Pěška (see Pischke ) or of some other similar (like-sounding) Slavic pet form of the personal name Peter .

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

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