Clair Oscar Longmire

19 April 1896–22 August 1983 (Age 87)
Saunemin, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Clair Oscar

When Clair Oscar Longmire was born on 19 April 1896, in Saunemin, Livingston, Illinois, United States, his father, Oscar Leroy Longmire, was 36 and his mother, Laura Bell Shapland, was 26. He married Sylvia Velma Young in 1923, in Livingston, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cullom, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Sullivan Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 August 1983, in Saunemin, Livingston, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cullom, Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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Clair Oscar Longmire
Sylvia Velma Young
Marriage: 1923
Duane Claire Longmire
Alan Richard Longmire

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  • Marriage
    1923Livingston, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    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.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 14
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Windermere, Cumbria, named in Middle English as long ‘long’ + myre, mire ‘marsh’, ‘bog’ (Old Norse mýrr).

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

    Sources (11)

    • Clara Longmeyer in household of Oscar Longmeyer, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Clair O Longmire in household of Oscar L Longmire, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Claire Longmire, "United States Census, 1940"

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