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colonel United States of America

Ernest Howard Ruffner, colonel United States of America.


Ruffner, Ernest Howard was born on June 24, 1845 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Lewis and Viola (Knapp) Ruffner.


Education public and private schools. Graduate 1st in class United States Military Academy, 1867. Bachelor of Arts and A.M., Kenyon College, Gambier, O., 1877.


Second Lieutenant and First lieutenant engineer corps, June 17, 1867. Captain, October 31, 1879. Major, July 2, 1889; Lieutenant-colonel, April 13, 1903.

Colonel, September 9, 1906. Retired, June 24, 1909. Engaged on river and harbor work at Detroit, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Charleston, West Virginia, Willets Point, New York Harbor, Rock Island and Quincy, Illinois, Buffalo, Baltimore, Charleston, South Carolina., New York, Cincinnati, New Orleans.

Address: 2038 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati.


Married Mary Hungerford Watson, of Detroit, December 7, 1869.

Lewis Ruffner

Viola (Knapp) Ruffner

Mary Hungerford Watson