John Alma Long

29 December 1846–4 July 1938 (Age 91)
Lowell, Henry, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Alma

When John Alma Long was born on 29 December 1846, in Lowell, Henry, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Madison Long, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Tague, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Orbin on 3 October 1877, in Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Scott Township, Henry, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 4 July 1938, in Linby, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Crawfordsville, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alma Long
1846–1938
Mary Elizabeth Orbin
1859–1936
Marriage: 3 October 1877
Martha Alverda Long
1877–1938
Ella Ida Long
1879–1953
Robert Abraham Long
1881–1976
Tacy May Long
1883–1964
John Wertz Long
1885–1954
Ceila Long
1887–1968
William Darrell Long
1889–1981
Mary Malinda Long
1889–1911
Mabel Mahala Long
1892–1955
Carrie Bell Long
1894–1969
Hilda Ethel Long
1896–1981
Wyla C. Long
1900–1902
Jessie Olive Long
1902–1982

Spouse and Children

    Male1846–1938Male

    Mary Elizabeth Orbin

    Female1859–1936Female

MARRIAGE
3 October 1877
Henry, Iowa, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Madison Long

    Male1813–1900Male

    Female1817–1875Female

siblings

(9)

    Malinda Long

    Female1836–1890Female

    Robert A Long

    Male1839–1864Male

    Simpson Irvin Long

    Male1840–1923Male

    Harrison Clay Long

    Male1844–1923Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Long

    Female1845–1889Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1852

Age 6

The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Winfield Post Office as opened as Shockley 06/20/1852. Name changed to Winfield 12/10/1852.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Long in household of Samuel Long, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Lang, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A Long, "United States Census, 1930"

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