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Fred W. Ernst

Male 1896 - 1975


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  • Name  Fred W. Ernst  [1, 2
    Born  19 Nov 1896  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Last name spelled Earnest in 1910 federal census.
    Census  1900  Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Fredie Ernest, nephew, white, male, born in November 1896, age 3, single, born in Iowa, father born in Nebraska, mother born in Iowa
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Living with his aunt, Sarah Russell (Bentz), and her son, Arthur G. Russell:) Fred Ernest, nephew, male, white, age 13, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  5 Jun 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Serial Number: 46, No.: 7, Fred William Ernst; Age: 21; Address: Wapello; Iowa; Date of birth: November 19, 1896; Where born: Pocahontas, Iowa, U.S.A.; By whom employed: Elmer Shipman; Where employed: Wapello, Iowa; Nearest relative: Walt Ernst; Nearest relative's address: Salt Lake City, Utah; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: blue; Hair color: light brown; not bald; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: Local Board for the County of Louisa; Precinct: State of Iowa, Wapello, Iowa, Date of registration: June 5, 1918
    Service Men and Women From Des Moines County, Iowa, in World War I
    Service Men and Women From Des Moines County, Iowa, in World War I
    This is a database listing those servicemen and servicewomen who enlisted and/or served who were from Des Moines County, Iowa, in World War I. It was originally a list of names found in the Burlington Hawk-Eye on page 6 of the April 2, 1961, edition, in an article entitled: "Honor Roll; Des Moines County, Iowa, Men and Women Who Served During World War I." (It is a .pdf document)
    Census  1920  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Fred Ernst was married to Mary, lived with her, son Robert Ernst, and father-in-law, John Knowles:) Line number 27: 917 West Fourth Street, dwelling number: 104, family number: 192: Fred Ernst, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 23, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry wheel works, wage earner

      Robert Ernst, son, male, white, age 0/12, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none

      John Knowles, father-in-law, male, white, age 52, married, year of immigration to the US: 1892, naturalized, year of citizenship: 1897, could read, could write, born in Wales, mother tongue Welch (sic), father's birthplace Wales, father's mother tongue Welch (sic), mother's birthplace Wales, mother's mother tongue Welch (sic), could speak English, occupation laborer
    Census  1930  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Fred Ernst was married to Mary, lived with her and children: Robert, Marjorie, and Walter Ernst:) Line number 1: 80 West 15th Street, dwelling number: 381, family number: 430: Fred Ernst, head of household, rented home, value of house or monthly rental $2200, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 33, married, age at first marriage 21, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace US, mother's birthplace US, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation window washer, nature of industry office building, occupation code 5896, wage earner, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran

      Robert Ernst, son, male, white, age 11, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none

      Marjorie Ernst, daughter, female, white, age 7, single, did not attend school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none

      Walter Ernst, son, male, white, age 1 8/12, single, did not attend school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
    Research 
    • According to family genealogist Marge Kimble, Flossie (Maddux) Hamilton remembers one of the Ernst children moving to Davenport, and he convinced Byron to leave John and Flossie Russell (his foster parents) and to move there as well.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Fred Ernst; SSN: 480-07-8534; Last Residence: 52804 Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States of America; Born: 19 November 1896; Died: January 1975; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Died  Jan 1975  [3
    Person ID  I12521  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Walter Carl Ernst,   b. 7 Jul 1875, Barton County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1955, Santa Cruz County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lila M. "Lily" Barrett,   b. 1878, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  26 Aug 1894  Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12, 13
    Divorced  Bef 1900 
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Walter Ernst; Groom's Birth Date: 1873; Groom's Birthplace: Barton County, Missouri; Groom's Age: 21; Bride's Name: Lila M. Barrett; Bride's Birth Date: 1877; Bride's Birthplace: Iowa; Bride's Age: 17; Marriage Date: 26 August 1894; Marriage Place: Fonda, Pocahontas, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Daniel Ernst; Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Ernst; Bride's Father's Name: Orville Barrett; Bride's Mother's Name: Louisa Barrett; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02591-1; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1401836; Reference Number: pg 64; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Family ID  F4501  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Knowles,   b. 21 Mar 1899, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1977 
    Issue 
    • There was one son from this marriage by the time of the 1920 federal census.
    Newspaper Article  4 Aug 1977  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Local News

      Mrs. Flossie Hamilton visited her cousins, Mrs. Mary Earnest (sic), son, Walter, and daughter, Marjory of Davenport, and Mrs. Grace Schossow of Fort Dodge at the home of Mrs. Jennie Fish in Wapello a week ago this Wednesday.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22516  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 101, sheet number: 12A, page number: 178; enumeration date: May 13, 1910

    2. [S7972] Des Moines County, Iowa - Men and Women Who Served During World War I, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 6, April 2, 1961; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Fonda, Cedar Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; enumeration district: 161, supervisor's district: 10, sheet number: 12B, page number: 180; enumeration date: June 9, 1900

    5. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Davenport city, Ward 3, Davenport Township, Scott County, Iowa; enumeration district: 155; supervisor's district: 91, sheet number: 6A, page number: 127; enumeration date: January 8, 1920

    7. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Davenport city, Ward 3, City of Davenport Township, Scott County, Iowa; enumeration district: 82-32, supervisor's district: 11; sheet number: 15B, page number: 173; enumeration date: April 11, 1930

    8. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Davenport, Scott County, Iowa

    11. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S2075] Pocahontas County, Iowa - Cemetery and Marriage Records, (216 pp.), page 97 (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage Records, 1880-1900, pp. 72-100

    13. [S2075] Pocahontas County, Iowa - Cemetery and Marriage Records, (216 pp.), page 89 (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage Records, 1880-1900, pp. 72-100

    14. [S7565] Hamilton, Flossie M. (Maddux) - Visits Ersts and Schossow, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, August 4, 1977; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).