Ernest was the son of Samaritan A. & Thankful (Clawson) Dulin. On December 9, 1908, Ernest was married to Jennie Elizabeth Thomas (also buried at Oak Grove Cemetery). Jennie was the daughter of James E. & Ella (Chambers) Thomas. Ernest & Jennie parented three daughters between the years of 1909 & 1914. Ernest's death certificate notes that he was a Western Union telegraph operator in the city of Delaware, OH.