Robert Emmett Long

22 October 1877–22 February 1930 (Age 52)
Grimes, Texas, United States

The Life of Robert Emmett

When Robert Emmett Long was born on 22 October 1877, in Grimes, Texas, United States, his father, Lafayette King Long, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Lee Whitfield, was 18. He married Luella Gardner on 19 May 1901, in Milam, Texas, United States. He lived in Anderson, Grimes, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 22 February 1930, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Emmett Long
Mary Lelia Cash
Marriage: 5 March 1918
Frances Eilene Brewer Long

Spouse and Children

5 March 1918
Wichita, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Lee Whitfield




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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 17

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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.

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

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Story Highlight

Frances Eilene Brewer's Parental History

Frances Eilene Brewer was the biological daughter of Frank Brewer and Mary Lelia Cash. Mary Lelia Cash left Frank Brewer when Frances was a baby and later married Robert Emmett Long (05 Mar 1918). P …

Sources (3)

  • Robert E Long in household of L K Long, "United States Census, 1880"
  • R E Long, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Emmett Long, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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