Ella Irene DeLong

21 May 1887–3 January 1914 (Age 26)
Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ella Irene

When Ella Irene DeLong was born on 21 May 1887, in Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Willard Lee De Long, was 30 and her mother, Ida Agnes Harrington, was 27. She married Winfield Ruben Blossom on 28 December 1904, in Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1910. She died on 3 January 1914, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Winfield Ruben Blossom
Ella Irene DeLong
Marriage: 28 December 1904
Ruth Irene Blossom
Maurine Ida Blossom

Spouse and Children

28 December 1904
Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 2

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 9

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.

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)

  • Ella I Blossom in household of Winfield R Blossom, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella T Delong in household of William Delong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Irene Delong Blossom in entry for Maurine Ida Reed, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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