Lancaster Guardian 18 May 1956:
Mr. Ernest Line, aged 62, of 25, Wensley Drive, Lancaster, a prominent local scoutmaster, died on Wednesday of last week.
A native of Lancaster he was educated at St. Mary’s school. In his younger days he was a member of the 1st Lancaster troop and in 1928 became scout-master of the 12th Lancaster. During his 28 years’ service as a scout-master he organized many social events, the proceeds of which were used for the building of the present scout hut in Willow Lane, Lancaster, which was opened by the then Bishop of Blackburn in 1934.
Mr. Line was for 22 years an insurance agent for the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society, serving in this capacity until the time of his death.
During the First World War he served for four years with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Mr. Line leaves a widow. The funeral service at his home on Saturday conducted by the Rev. J. G. Douglas preceded the funeral at Scotforth cemetery. Arrangements for the funeral were made by Mr. A. Hardaker.
Ernest Line, son of Richard & Alice Line of 58 Salisbury Road, Lancaster was born 29 April 1894 and baptized at St. John’s Church on 14 June 1894. In 1911 the family was living at 13 Stanley Place, Lancaster where the father’s occupation was recorded as an Ostler at the County Hotel. Richard was born in Farnworth and his wife nee Pickthall in Scorton. They were married in 1889 at St. Anne’s Church, Lancaster. Ernest’s occupation is a labourer at a Lino Works.
Ernest married Mary Eliza Bosworth in 1920 at St. Mary’s, Lancaster. Mary died in 1948. Subsequently he married Ella Keetley in 1950 in Lancaster.