Mary Ellen Long

6 July 1850–23 November 1927 (Age 77)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Long was born on 6 July 1850, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Long, was 32 and her mother, Catherine LaBorde, was 24. She married John Adam Meyers in 1870, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Buckeye Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Clarno, Green, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1880. She died on 23 November 1927, in Shirland Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Durand, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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John Adam Meyers
Mary Ellen Long
Marriage: 1870
David Allen Meyers
Benjamin Oscar Meyers
Andrew C. Meyers
Matilda Catherine Meyers
Adeline Meyers
Ellen H. Meyers
George W. Meyers
Royda Ray Meyers

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    John Adam Meyers



Stephenson, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 21

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

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)

  • M E Long in household of Henry Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Meyer in household of John A Meyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Lang in entry for Benjamin O Meyer and Emma P Olson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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