Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Cotton Apprentice, 1881, Aughton, LAN.
• Occupation: Cotton Broker, 1901, Huyton with Roby, LAN.
• Occupation: Cotton Broker, 1911, Huyton with Roby, LAN.
• Will: £34,530 (£1,830,452 in 2015).
Ernest married Emily Mawdsley Dobell, daughter of Thomas Dobell and Margaret Mawdsley, Sep Q 1888 in St. Bartholomew's, Roby, LAN. (Emily Mawdsley Dobell was born on 24 Sep 1862 in Liverpool, LAN, christened on 11 Dec 1862 in St. Bride's Church, Liverpool, LAN and died on 1 Dec 1937.)