Ernest McKinstry

15 Mar 1877 - 3 Jan 1957

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Ernest McKinstry

15 Mar 1877 - 3 Jan 1957
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Ernest had a baby Brother born 13 Dec 1881. Priscilla, died 21 Dec 1881 In 1885 Ernest was found on the pioneer Census for Hale in Jones county, Iowa staying with Fred and Bestha Southwick 'farmed out'. He ran away (stories from my mom and grandmother) and lived on the streets. Selling apples and wo

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Ernest McKinstry


Riverside Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Anamosa, Jones, Iowa
United States


June 7, 2012


May 19, 2012

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Ernest Mckinstry and other children were Farmed out, given away by Jackson after wife died.

Contributor: MargieW Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Ernest had a baby Brother born 13 Dec 1881. Priscilla, died 21 Dec 1881 In 1885 Ernest was found on the pioneer Census for Hale in Jones county, Iowa staying with Fred and Bestha Southwick 'farmed out'. He ran away (stories from my mom and grandmother) and lived on the streets. Selling apples and working odd jobs until old enough to get a real job.

Notes found from GG Granfather Ernest's Niece- Luella Mckinstry Gorres

Contributor: MargieW Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Transcribed from notes written by Luella Gorres in 1973 and given to her daughter, Margie, who passed them to Patricia. rsdrbach originally shared this on 27 jul 2014 ........................ Ursula is the second wife of Jackson and was the mother of Ernest, but not James Horace. Jackson's first wife and mother of his seven oldest children was Nancy Elizabeth. From notes written in 1973 by Luella Gorres: "Going back to Jackson McKinstry, he was married for the second time. His second wife's name was Kronen. They had one son, Ernest McKinstry, born Jan. 30th 1878. So Ernest was half brother of Amanda, Susanah, John W, Infant daughter, William N, Luella J, and James Horace. We knew him as Uncle Ernest."

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Ernest McKinstry was born on 15 Mar 1877
Ernest McKinstry was 6 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
Ernest McKinstry was 16 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Ernest McKinstry was 27 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Ernest McKinstry was 37 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Ernest McKinstry was 52 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Ernest McKinstry was 63 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Ernest McKinstry was 67 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Ernest McKinstry died on 3 Jan 1957 at the age of 79
Grave record for Ernest McKinstry (15 Mar 1877 - 3 Jan 1957), BillionGraves Record 1365334 Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States