Benjamin Samuel Long Sr

1920–20 August 2009 (Age 89)
Gallion, Hale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Benjamin Samuel

Benjamin Samuel Long Sr was born in 1920, in Gallion, Hale, Alabama, United States. He died on 20 August 2009, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 89.

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Benjamin Samuel Long Sr
1920–2009
Annie Jones Long
1922–1989

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1920

Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 0

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 21

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  

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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