Ann Augusta Longfellow

9 July 1843–12 March 1932 (Age 88)
Orient, Aroostook, Maine, United States

The Life of Ann Augusta

When Ann Augusta Longfellow was born on 9 July 1843, in Orient, Aroostook, Maine, United States, her father, Charles Longfellow, was 31 and her mother, Mary Chandler Day, was 28. She married Cervantes Dunn on 9 July 1863. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Smiths Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881 and Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1900. She died on 12 March 1932, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Cervantes Dunn
Ann Augusta Longfellow
Marriage: 9 July 1863
James Roscoe Dunn
Susie Ellen Dunn
Sadie Emily Dunn
Mary Dunn
Leland Cooper Dunn
Edward Richard Dunn
Richard Dunn
John Smith Dunn

Spouse and Children

9 July 1863


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Longfellow


    Mary Chandler Day




    Bernice Longfellow


    Daniel Gilbert Longfellow


    Lucy Taphenes Longfellow




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 8

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 24

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall (Middle English long ‘long’) person who was a good companion (felagh, felaw ‘partner’, ‘comrade’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Augusta Dunn in household of Ceontus Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Agusta Dunn in household of Cervonts Dunn, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Augusta Dunn in household of John S Dunn, "United States Census, 1930"

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