For those of you who had any contact with Ernie - he was known as "ERNIE FROM BOERNE", Texas - I am sad to relate the news of his death in October, 2009.
I became a regular correspondent with Ernie over the past three or so years, when it became apparent we were fourth cousins through the Adam McNamee Line (collateral to my Strickler line). It was a surprise and shock to learn of his recent death, and was able to talk with his wife, Charlene (Traeger line), recently to relay condolences.
Ernie - we will miss your humor and wit, your thorough and detailed research work, and especially all the funny e-mails you used to send. We also will miss the thoughtful and provocative messages you sent about the military and your support of "the troops", and your expressions of your faith.
ERNEST EDWARD ALF, Mar 1934 - Oct 2009.
We loved you, Ernie and will miss your contributions.