Harvey Merritt Long

8 October 1887–22 September 1955 (Age 68)
Pemberville, Wood, Ohio, United States

The Life of Harvey Merritt

When Harvey Merritt Long was born on 8 October 1887, in Pemberville, Wood, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Elonza Long, was 28 and his mother, Cora Mable Calkins, was 24. He married Nellie R Neal on 10 January 1906, in Pemberville, Wood, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Clay Township, Ottawa, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Genoa, Clay Township, Ottawa, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 22 September 1955, in Genoa, Ottawa, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Clay Cemetery, Genoa, Ottawa, Ohio, United States.

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Harvey Merritt Long
Nellie R Neal
Marriage: 10 January 1906
Clarence R Long
Romayne F Long

Spouse and Children

10 January 1906
Pemberville, Wood, Ohio, United States


    Clarence R Long


    Romayne F Long


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (3)

  • Harvey M Long, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harvey M Long, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harvey M Long, "United States Census, 1930"

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