Eva May Longacre

5 March 1874–8 January 1962 (Age 87)
Limerick Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Eva May

When Eva May Longacre was born on 5 March 1874, in Limerick Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Diemer Longacre, was 26 and her mother, Beulah Martin Longacre, was 25. She married Claude Wilmer Leister on 17 June 1896, in Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Carnegie, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 January 1962, at the age of 87, and was buried in Spring City, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Claude Wilmer Leister
Eva May Longacre
Marriage: 17 June 1896
Claude Merrill Leister
Beulah Madelin Leister

Spouse and Children

    Claude Wilmer Leister



17 June 1896
Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 11

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 23

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English lang, long ‘long’ + aker, acre ‘piece of tilled land’, or a habitational name from any of various minor places so named, such as Long Acre Farm, Tyne and Wear, or Long Acres Farm in North Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eva M Leister in household of Claude W Leister, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva M Leister in household of Claud W Leister, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eva Leister in household of Claude Leister, "United States Census, 1920"

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