Electa Guy

October 1865–8 March 1954 (Age 88)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Electa

When Electa Guy was born in October 1865, in Indiana, United States, her father, James Elmer Guy Jr, was 46 and her mother, Ruhama Creighten, was 35. She married John Grant Longfellow on 21 June 1885, in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wayne Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States for about 60 years. She died on 8 March 1954, in Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Grant Longfellow
Electa Guy
Marriage: 21 June 1885
Ellis Wayne Longfellow
Laura or Llaurel C. Longfellow
James Owen Longfellow

Spouse and Children

    John Grant Longfellow



21 June 1885
Kosciusko, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Elmer Guy Jr


    Ruhama Creighten




    Henry Clay Guy


    Alpheus Guy


    Laura G. Guy


    Mary E. Guy



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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

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 The Amendment was later repealed.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin) and French: from a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.2 English: occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er ‘to guide’, of Germanic origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Electa Longfellow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Electa Longfellow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Electa Guy in household of James Guy, "United States Census, 1880"

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