- Born June 22, 1888 in London, Madison County, Ohio.
- Parents were FREDERICK HESHER and SUSAN AMANDA GRIM.
- Married GAY MADELINE BROWN on February 11, 1911 in Jay County, Indiana. Gay died June 5, 1926 in Lawrence County, Illinois.
- Married CORA MAE LEIB on March 2, 1929 in Lawrence County, Illinois. Cora was born August 30, 1907 in Kennett, Dunklin County, Missouri; and died March 15, 1983 in Sumner, Lawrence County, Illinois. Her parents were FREDERICK LEIB and AMELIA GOFF.
- Resided in London, Ohio; Bluffton, Indiana; and Bridgeport, Illinois.
- Occupation: Oilfield Worker.
- Died August 6, 1954 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois.
- Earnest, Gay and Cora are all buried in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrence County, Illinois.
CHILDREN WITH GAY MADELINE BROWN
- FRED GILMORE HESHER, born September 11, 1911 in Wells County, Indiana; died January 15, 2000 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana. Married BESSIE on May 9, 1930. Buried in Clermont Cemetery, Lawrence County, Illinois.
- RUTH DELIGHT HESHER, born September 4, 1913; died December, 1991 in Lawrence County, Illinois. Married ALBERT "BLOAT" WINSHIP.
- NILA GERTRUDE HESHER, born April 25, 1917. Married RONALD PETTY on March 2, 1935 in Salem, Illinois.
- DOROTHY PAULINE HESHER, born December 12, 1918 in Bridgeport, Lawrence County, Illinois; died April 26, 1986 in Kellyville, Oklahoma. Married ALBERT ELDO SEATON. Buried in Sunrise Cemetery, Kellyville, Oklahoma.
CHILDREN WITH CORA MAE LEIB
- HAZEL LOUISE HESHER, born November 26, 1927 in Petty Township, Lawrence County, Illinois; died August 8, 1998 in Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana. Married ROBERT GENE FISCUS on September 18, 1943 in Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky.
- LOIS ERNESTINE HESHER. Married JOHN JOHNSON on November 16, 1947 in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana. Coupled with CLINTON JOHNSON. Married WILLIAM NEATHERY on August 1, 1962 in Shawneetown, Illinois.
- VERNON DEE HESHER, born in 1933 in Lawrence County, Illinois; died in 1936 in Lawrence County, Illinois.
- MERRILL LEROY HESHER. Married BETTY ARMSTRONG.
1920 Lawrence County, Illinois Census