Mary Elizabeth Long

30 July 1917–7 January 1969 (Age 51)
Thomasville, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Long was born on 30 July 1917, in Thomasville, Davidson, North Carolina, United States, her father, David Allison Long, was 62 and her mother, Mary Frances Hedrick, was 42. She married Merle Edward Craig on 25 December 1939, in Saint Paul, Pickaway, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Middletown, Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 7 January 1969, at the age of 51, and was buried in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Merle Edward Craig
Mary Elizabeth Long
Marriage: 25 December 1939
Daniel Edward Craig

Spouse and Children

25 December 1939
Saint Paul, Pickaway, Ohio, United States


    Daniel Edward Craig


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 1

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 14

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Mary E Long in household of Clyde S Grimes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Long in household of David A Long, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Craig in household of Daniel W Craig, "United States Census, 1940"

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