Mary Ellen Long

7 July 1865–22 September 1932 (Age 67)
Troy Mills, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Long was born on 7 July 1865, in Troy Mills, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, Aaron Martin Long, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Barkley, was 27. She married Frederick Seward Lee in 1884, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Election District 13, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Bright, Converse, Wyoming, United States in 1930. She died on 22 September 1932, in Midwest, Natrona, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Manville, Niobrara, Wyoming, United States.

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Frederick Seward Lee
Mary Ellen Long
Marriage: 1884
Frank Lee
Harry Martin Lee
Elizabeth Bell Lee
Eugene Earl Lee
Ida Lee
George Sevant Lee

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 1
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House
Age 2
The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
Age 21
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

(1997: 83277;2007: 170968; 2010: 229374)English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long, tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus). Compare Dulong and Lelong .Irish (Ulster and Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin (see Langan ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (7)

  • Mary Long in entry for Ida Lee, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"
  • Ella Lee in household of Fred Lee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Long in entry for Harry Martin Lee, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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