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Ernest A St George (1914 - 1993)

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Ernest A St George
1914 - 1993
Born
March 8, 1914
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
Death
August 24, 1993
Fullerton, Orange County, California United States
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Ernest Acheson St George
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Ernest A St George was born on March 8, 1914 in Los Angeles, California United States. He died on August 24, 1993 in Fullerton, California United States at 79 years of age.
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Updated: November 16, 2020
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Ernest Acheson St George was born to Acheson Quinton St George (1857 - 1931) born in Ireland, died in Los Angeles CA and Melissa May O'Brien (1881 - 1973) born in Ontario Canada and died in San Gabriel CA. He had full siblings E. Blanche, M. Lemna, Lenna M, Gordon S., Elsie , Arthur, Edith, and Ernest. Half siblings: Harry, Georgiana, Ethel , Ewart, and Gordon. (Note: the records seem to repeat some siblings but it's also possible that some siblings died young and their names were used again. This was a common practice.) Ernest married Margaret Charlotte Potter (1915 - 2001) and they had 3 children. Ernest's WW2 draft card states that he was white, 26, worked for US Spring and Bumper Company, weighed 170 lbs, was 6' 2", light complexion, with gray eyes and blonde hair. He stated that he was born in Rosemead CA and lived in Rosemead CA (October 16, 1940) The 1940 census states that Ernest lived at 1205 Marshall St El Monte, LA CA with wife Charlotte (age 24) and daughters Roberta (age 3) and Melissa (age 2.5). He said that he worked full time, year around and made $1800/yr. He was a Sheareman. They owned their home. Scroll down to read a news article about an ingenious device he created to catch a Peeping Tom.
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There was an article in this newspaper from 1950 that says that a booby trap rigged up by an inventive Rosemead man (Ernest A St George) was credited with the capture of a youth suspected of being a neighborhood "peeping Tom" - Raymond Frank Baker, 20. Ernest had heard neighbors complain about the peeping Tom who stood on chairs and boxes to peer into bedrooms. So he placed a chair under a window at his home and wired the chair to a buzzer in his kitchen so that pressure on the chair would sound the alarm. The buzzer rang, he "dashed out of his home" and captured Baker. A neighbor woman identified him as the man she observed peeking into a window in her home the week before.
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Ernest A St George died on August 24, 1993 in Fullerton, California United States at 79 years of age. He was born on March 8, 1914 in Los Angeles, California United States. We have no information about Ernest's surviving family.
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In 1914, in the year that Ernest A St George was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1920, at the age of only 6 years old, Ernest was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1965, at the age of 51 years old, Ernest was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1980, Ernest was 66 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1993, in the year of Ernest A St George's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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