Sidney Long

1894–
Douglas, Oregon, United States

The Life of Sidney

When Sidney Long was born in 1894, in Douglas, Oregon, United States, his father, Samuel Gill Long, was 44 and his mother, Alice Jane Bradford, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Gill Long
1850–1936
Alice Jane Bradford
1866–1953
Ralph Long
1878–
Maggie May Long
1885–1965
Zella Marie Long
1888–1975
Hazel Long
1890–
Sidney Long
1894–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 4

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1927

Age 33

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long’, ‘tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus).2 Irish (Ulster (Armagh) and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin ( see Langan ).3 Chinese 龙: from the name of an official treasurer called Long, who lived during the reign of the model emperor Shun ( 2257–2205 bc ). his descendants adopted this name as their surname. Additionally, a branch of the Liu clan ( see Lau 1), descendants of Liu Lei , who supposedly had the ability to handle dragons, was granted the name Yu-Long (meaning roughly ‘resistor of dragons’) by the Xia emperor Kong Jia ( 1879–1849 bc ). Some descendants later simplified Yu-Long to Long and adopted it as their surname.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Sidney Long in household of Samuel Long, "United States Census, 1900"

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