Ernest was born ca. 1883 in Nottingham, England and came to the South Peace in 1901 at the age of 19. He filed on the northern half of 10-73-8-W6 and SW 13-73-9-W6. He married Winnifred in 1928. They moved to British Columbia in 1946, where Ernest died in 1978.
Sources: La Glace Yesterday and Today p. 162, 313