Nora Long

28 June 1897–January 1963 (Age 65)
Ridgway, Ouray, Colorado, United States

The Life of Nora

When Nora Long was born on 28 June 1897, in Ridgway, Ouray, Colorado, United States, her father, John B Long, was 32 and her mother, Anna Agnes Criswell, was 32. She married Robert Wren on 11 November 1916, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Judicial Township 1, Kern, California, United States in 1920 and Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died in January 1963, at the age of 65.

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Robert Wren
Nora Long
Marriage: 11 November 1916
Evelyn G. Wren
Frank Robert Wren
Georgia Ann Wren

Spouse and Children

    Robert Wren



11 November 1916
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Age 4

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.
1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Age 18

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

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 (3)

  • Nora Ervilla Long Wren in household of Robert Wren, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Nora E Woen in household of Robert Woen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nora Wren in household of Robert Wren, "United States Census, 1920"

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