Alta M. Longwell

17 May 1904–24 January 1978 (Age 73)
Archie, Cass, Missouri, United States

The Life of Alta M.

When Alta M. Longwell was born on 17 May 1904, in Archie, Cass, Missouri, United States, her father, Charles Alphus Longwell, was 28 and her mother, Ada Ellen Murrell, was 23. She married Charles E Sells on 17 May 1924, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas Territory, United States in 1920 and Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1930. She died on 24 January 1978, in Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73.

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Charles E Sells
Alta M. Longwell
Marriage: 17 May 1924
Loretta M Sells

Spouse and Children

17 May 1924
Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States


    Loretta M Sells


Parents and Siblings



    James F Longwell



    Nadean Mary Longwell



    Jack Hobert Longwell


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various minor places, for example in Cumbria, Northumberland, and Gloucestershire, all named from Old English lang ‘long’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. 2. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Longueville-sur-Scie (formerly Longueville-la-Gifart) in Seine-Inférieure, France.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alta M Sells in household of Frank M Sells, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Alta M Sells in household of Charles E Sells, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alta M Longwell in household of Charles Longwell, "United States Census, 1920"

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