Charles Shirk Long

16 November 1898–14 November 1979 (Age 80)
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Shirk

When Charles Shirk Long was born on 16 November 1898, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Franklin Calvin Long, was 32 and his mother, Cora Merrifield, was 31. He married Frances B Long about 1927, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 14 November 1979, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Roseville, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Charles Shirk Long
Frances B Long
Marriage: about 1927

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 2
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
Age 15
The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
Age 22
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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 (11)

  • Charles S Long, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles S Long, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles S Long in household of Frank C Long, "United States Census, 1900"

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