DAVID, I have an Earnest Coram who was the brother to JOSEPH MCAFEE CORAM, who lived in Detroit. I have earnest born in maine, with 2 sisters, Elva and Gwen also born in Maine. The date I have is 1868. He lived in Calif. and worked as a graphic artist. He and his wife, had a daughter Doris, and 2 sons, Norman, and Harold. His sister Elva moved to Emperial, Calif. to be near him before she died in 1960. Can this be your Earnest Coram?