Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 6 – The Collateral Lines

Emma M. Ernst was born in 1865 in , , Iowa and died in 1912 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 46-47 years of age and is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67711958). In about 1886 in , Plymouth, Iowa she married Benjamin Fridley who was born Saturday, 31 March 1860 in , Will, Illinois and died Tuesday, 23 June 1908 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 48 years, 2 months, 22 days of age and buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67718821). He was a victim of a lightning strike while trying to disconnect the eave spouts from the cistern. Emma M. and Benjamin were the parents of five children.

A daughter, name unknown, birth and death dates unknown, probably died in infancy.

Gilbert Henry Fridley was born Friday, 12 August 1887 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa and died in 1969 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 80-81 years of age and buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67780113) [Also found as Cilbert an Silbert.]. In about 1911 in , , South Dakota he married Glow Bierce who was born in 1895 in Pukwana, Brule, South Dakota, the marriage ended in divorce after 1935. She was the daughter of Franklin Mile Bierce and Mary E. (last name unknown). Gilbert Henry and Glow were the parents of two children, one presumed still living.

Fern Lucile Fridley was born Saturday, 18 December 1915 in Plankington, Aurora, South Dakota and died Saturday, 12 April 2008 probably in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho at 92 years, 3 months, 25 days of age and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (Find A Grave Memorial No. 43136786). On Saturday, 11 March 1939 in Glasgow, Valley, Montana she married Maurice A. Weber who was born Sunday, 18 January 1914 in Glasgow, Valley, Montana and died Monday, 25 March 2002 probably in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho at 88 years, 2 months, 7 days of age and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (Find A Grave Memorial No. 43136788). Fern Lucile and Maurice A. were the parents of one child, still living who married and had issue, the spouse and one child are deceased.

Gilbert Henry married for a second time about 1941 in , Davison, South Dakota to Sadie Bosma who was born Saturday, 19 February 1889 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts and died Friday, 11 April 1997 probably in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 87 years, 1 month, 23 days of age and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 100896847). She was the daughter of Harmen Geert Bosma and Pietje Ynzes Poelstra. She was previously married to Ernest James Fortier and had two children. Gilbert Henry and Sadie were the parent of two infant girls neither of whom lived beyond 1 year of age, or who may have been only days old or less. Both are buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 101899586 and 101899560).

Rev. Bert Darwin Fridley was born Sunday, 24 February 1889 in Sumner, Fayette, Iowa and died Tuesday, 06 April 1971 at 82 years, 1 month, 13 days of age and was buried Sunset Memorial Gardens, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (Find A Grave Memorial No. 33448215). He was a minister of the gospel. On Thursday, 14 August 1913 at the Williamson home in , Aurora, South Dakota he married Stella Williamson who was born Sunday, 28 February 1892 in Aurora County, Dakota Territory and died Wednesday, 16 December 1987 in Renton, King, Washington at 95 years, 9 months, 18 days of age and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (Find A Grave Memorial No. 33448164). Bert Darwin and Stella were the parents of two children.

Ruth Etta Fridley was born Monday, 30 April 1917 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 05 November 2008 in Auburn, King, Washington at 91 years, 6 months, 6 days of age. On Sunday, 09 April 1939 in Simms, Cascade, Montana she married Forrest K. Maxwell who was born Sunday, 25 June 1911 in , Jackson, Missouri and died Saturday, 13 January 1968 in Kent, King, Montana at 56 years, 6 months, 19 days of age. Ruth Etta and Forrest K. were the parents of five children.

Violet Mae Fridley was born Sunday, 22 June 1919 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 21 February 1979 in , , Montana at 59 years, 7 months, 30 days of age. On Saturday, 14 October 1939 in , , Montana she married Chris George Meier who was born Monday, 02 August 1915 in , , North Dakota and died Sunday, 04 February 1973 in , , Montana at 57 years, 6 months, 2 days of age. Violet Mae and Chris George were the parents of two children.

Ellen May Ruth Fridley was born Friday, 24 August 1894 in Lincoln, Plymouth, Iowa and died in 1905 in Palatine Township, Davison, South Dakota at 10-11 years of age and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67718808).

Hazel Grace or Grace Hazel Fridley was born Saturday, 06 October 1900 in Lincoln, Plymouth, Iowa and died Sunday, 02 July 1963 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana at 62 years, 7 months, 27 days of age. On Thursday, 18 July 1918 in Plentywood, Sheridan, Montana she married Edward or Eddis Julius Kjelstrup who was born Sunday, 28 June 1896 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 01 January 1969 in , Valley, Montana at 72 years, 6 months of age. He was the son of Rosenius Kjelstrup and Martha Edison. Hazel Grace and Edward Julius were the parents of four children. The children all married and had issue.

 

Leo Henry Ernst was born in 1868 in , , Iowa and died in July 1893 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa at 24-25 years of age and is buried in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 117647427). He never married or had issue.

 

Mary Ernst was born in 1874 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa and died Monday, 03 July 1882 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa at 7-8 years of age and is buried in New Barclay Cemetery, Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 54132968).

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