Kelburne Ernest Edge was born in Concord, NSW, in 1869, a son of Alexander Ernest Edge, clerk, and his wife Annie Sharp who married in 1868. He had at least three sisters and one brother William. Known by his second name, Ernest was well travelled, as he arrived back in Sydney from London in Mar 1891, just a few months before he came to Tasmania on a bicycling trip and to visit the Exhibition in Launceston. He returned to Sydney via Melbourne in Nov 1892 on the ship Elingamite.
Ernest was an electrician, but had his own diverse business at 126 Pitt Street, which included being the sole agent and importer of the Yost typewriter, agent for the Edison Mimeograph, Japanese paper, letter books, fountain and style pens. His company Edge & Edge at 248a Pitt Street imported bicycles and accessories. By 1900 this business was described as electrical and mechanical engineers and contractors for electric light and power installation.
In 1896 Ernest married Hilda Gertrude Smith, daughter of Isaac Drummond and Mary Ann Smith of St Leonards, NSW. In 1901 he sailed again for London via the USA. It is not known when he died; his wife died in Roseville, NSW aged 97 in Aug 1970.