Alva David Longworth

Brief Life History of Alva David

When Alva David Longworth was born on 14 August 1905, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Welza Longworth, was 22 and his mother, Barthena Minton, was 29. He married Ellen Elizabeth Hampton on 7 July 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pigeonroost, Clay, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Jefferson Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 December 1955, in Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva David Longworth
1905–1955
Ellen Elizabeth Hampton
1911–1983
Marriage: 7 July 1927
Robert Donald Longworth
1939–2016

Sources (11)

  • Alva Longsworth in household of Willie Longsworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alva David Longworth - Published information: birth-name: Alva David Longworth
  • Alva Longworth, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

1912 · McCreary County Created

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Longworth in Bolton le Moors, Lancashire. The placename derives from Old English lang ‘long’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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