Olive Long

12 January 1891–21 March 1964 (Age 73)
Rockwood, Ephratah, Fulton, New York, United States

The Life of Olive

Olive Long was born on 12 January 1891, in Rockwood, Ephratah, Fulton, New York, United States as the daughter of Jacob Schuyler Long and Nancy Smith. She married Frank Tansley in 1907, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Ephratah, Fulton, New York, United States in 1915 and Ephratah, Ephratah, Fulton, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 March 1964, in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Burton Miles
Olive Long
Marriage: 5 June 1911
Bernard R. Tansley
Harry B. Miles
Howard E Miles

Spouse and Children

5 June 1911
Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Schuyler Long


    Nancy Smith




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Olive Tansley in household of Jacob Long, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Olive Miles, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Otive Miles in household of Burton Miles, "United States Census, 1920"

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