William Henry Long

1857–1936 (Age 79)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Long was born in 1857, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Gibbs Long, was 30 and his mother, Pyrenee Ann Smith, was 25. He married Estella Westbrook about 1883, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1936, at the age of 79.

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William Henry Long
Estella Westbrook
Marriage: about 1883
Tracy Long
Clarence William Long
Wilma Long
Donna Long

Spouse & Children

about 1883
Ohio, United States


  • Tracy Long


  • Clarence William Long


  • Wilma Long


  • Donna Long


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1827–1917Male

  • Pyrenee Ann Smith




  • Anderson Briggs Long


  • William S Long


  • James W Long


  • Male1857–1936Male

  • Lenora J Long


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 3

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Henry Long in entry for Tracy Stevens Long, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William H Long in entry for Tracy Stevens Long, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • William Henry Long in entry for Donna Bess Long, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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