- "My only child—my Grace. She died when she was barely two. It broke my heart—that's why I jumped off the cliff, you know."
- ―Earnest reminiscing Grace[src]
Grace was barely two years old when her unstable, alcoholic mother got in a drunken rampage and jumped off a cliff with Grace in her arms. Her father loved her more than his own soul, and when she died, he was devastated and decided to follow her. However, he survived the jump and became a vampire when Carine Cullen turned him to save his life. Though Earnest had found a new and happier life with Carine and their "children", Earnest still missed his daughter.