Ernest Dusenberry was born in Ray County, Missouri.
He came to Fresno in 1893 with his parents and two brothers, Ira and Elmer, to reside at 2250 Elm Avenue, where Ernest lived his entire life until his death in 1954.
He worked from the young age of 13. Upon coming to Fresno, he worked as a printing apprentice and learned the book binding trade. In 1903, at the age of 23, he worked as a clerk in a law office. In 1907, became a clerk in the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.
In 1911, Dusenberry was hired as the Deputy County Clerk in the Fresno Courthouse. In 1934, Dusenberry ran for Fresno County Clerk and won the election; and again in 1938, 1942, and 1946. He finally retired at the end of his term in 1950.
He was a member of Las Palmas Masonic Lodge No. 366 and served as its Master in 1934.
Ernest was also an avid stamp collector. He died on Jan 14, 1954 at his home on Elm Avenue, at the age of 73. He was found slumped over in his favorite chair, looking at his book of stamps. He had no immediate survivors; Dusenberry had been a lifelong bachelor.
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