Ernest Edgar James (1873 - 1946)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Ernest Edgar James’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Ernest so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Ernest’s biography.

Ernest Edgar James Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Ernest Edgar James and his immediate James family. Add to Ernest Edgar James's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death


Richmond, Australia

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Ernest.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Ernest Edgar James? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Richmond, Australia

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Father: James Charles James
Mother: Elizabeth Hutchins James

Education

Did Ernest finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Ernest attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Ernest did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Ernest Edgar James is a military veteran.

Middle name

Edgar

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Ernest's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Ernest's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Ernest a religious man? Add Ernest’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Ernest during various points of his life.

Timeline

1873 - In the year that Ernest Edgar James was born, on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

1878 - At the age of only 5 years old, Ernest was alive when on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

1925 - At the age of 52 years old, Ernest was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1930 - By the time he was 57 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1946 - In the year of Ernest Edgar James's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

Ernest Edgar James Family Tree

Who was Ernest’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Ernest’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

You can add or remove people from Ernest's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Ernest Edgar James is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Ernest Edgar James passed away in 1946 in Richmond, Australia at 73 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Ernest. He was born in 1873. He was born to James Charles James and Elizabeth Hutchins James, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

Memories

What do you remember about Ernest Edgar James? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Ernest is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Ernest Edgar James

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources