5/27/1910 Dist 27, Marshall Twp, Boulder Co, CO. Ernest was listed in the census as a boarder in the boarding house of Alfred Smith, cook. Ernest was 22 years old with the occupation of laborer at odd jobs.
6/5/1917 Lafayette, CO was the only address he gave when registering for the draft, no street or RFD number. His occupation was stationary engineer with the Rocky Mt Tenel (Tunnel?) Co at Lafayette. He said he was married with a child as reason for deferment. The registrar described him as tall and slender with gray eyes and brown hair.
Ernest Van Gundy
From The Lafayette Leader, Friday, August 17, 1917:
Ernest Van Gundy Meets Sad Death
Drowned While Fishing In Church's Lake Tuesday Night.
Ernest Van Gundy, aged 27 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Van Gundy, met with a sad and untimely death last Tuesday night, when he, accompanied with Phillip Cornelius was fishing in Church's lake, about six miles from town.
The boat in which the young men were fishing was capsized and the two men started to swim to shore. Cornelius reached the shore but Van Gundy, it is believed was seized with cramps and succumbed to the mercy of the waters.
Searching parties for the body was diligently kept up until yesterday noon when they found it.
The unfortunate young man was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Van Gundy, married and has a baby girl about 16 months old.
The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Besides his parents the deceased leaves two brothers, John of Beecher City, Ill., and Hugh of this place.
Clarence was buried in the family plot bought by his father.