Ernest was born in Berne Switzerland in 1887 and moved, with his family, to Stirling in 1899. He homesteaded north of Warner from 1908 to 1920. In 1919 he married Virginia Young, and in 1921 he moved to the Lethbridge area where he farmed three miles south of White School and another farm south of Lethbridge airport. His two nephews, Grant Schaffer and Jay Schaffer resided on the farm and went to White School in 1941 and 1942. They both later served in the armed forces. Ernest and Virginia had no family. They sold the farm in 1953 and retired to Lethbridge. Ernest died in 1973 and Virginia in 1990 at the age of 91.
One of his pleasures was to go out after supper and work with the HD7 Allis Chalmers crawler tractor.
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