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Ernestine was born probably in early 1830s in Lowvale, Prince Edward Island, to Mr. and Mrs. Bugle. She was raised there along with her younger sister. She never married - Philip Roberts once proposed her, but she rufused him.
- "Bugle I was born and Bugle I will die. Marriage is a leap in the dark and I ain't going to be drug into it."
- —Ernestine about Philip Roberts.
Visit at Windy Poplars
Ernestine was a very grim old lady, fond of gossip and always very doleful.
- "Cousin Ernestine was not beautiful and it was extremely doubtful if she ever had been. She had a dry, pinched little face, faded, pale blue eyes, several badly placed moles and a whining voice. She wore a rusty black dress and a decrepit neck-piece of Hudson seal which she would not remove even at the table, because she was afraid of draughts."
- —Anne of Windy Poplars, Second Year, Chapter 8
Ernestine is a female given name of Old German origin and means serious or battle to the death.