Edgar Franklin Delong

29 April 1893–8 July 1954 (Age 61)
Ridge Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edgar Franklin

When Edgar Franklin Delong was born on 29 April 1893, in Ridge Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, George Elmer Delong, was 26 and his mother, Florence Evelyn Allgood, was 20. He married Rose Mae Smith on 10 August 1915, in Assumption, Christian, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 8 July 1954, in Pana, Christian, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Assumption, Christian, Illinois, United States.

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Edgar Franklin Delong
Rose Mae Smith
Marriage: 10 August 1915
Leland Duane DeLong
George Elwin DeLong

Spouse and Children

10 August 1915
Assumption, Christian, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 5

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

French:1. habitational name, with the preposition de, denoting someone from a place named Long, of which there are examples in Cher, Dordogne, and Somme. 2. possibly a variant of Lelong , a nickname from long ‘tall’, ‘long’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edward (Edger) F Delong in household of George Delong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edgar F Delong in household of George Delong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edgar F Deleny, "United States Census, 1940"

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