Elsie Ellen Langley

22 November 1842–11 January 1887 (Age 44)
Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elsie Ellen

When Elsie Ellen Langley was born on 22 November 1842, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, George Washington Langley, was 24 and her mother, Mary Turner, was 15. She had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Andrew Charles Seamens. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Wayne Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 January 1887, in Corry, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 44.

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Andrew Charles Seamens
Elsie Ellen Langley
Mary A. Seamans
Mary Abigail Seamans
George Andreus Seamens
John Ion Seamens
Jabez Adna Seamens
Canby A. Seamens
Edgar Seamens
Mabel Gertrude Seamens
Earl Edwin Seamens

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World Events (8)

1845 · Oh My Father
Age 3
"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 14
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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Langley or Longley (in Kent, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Somerset, Shrops, Lancashire, Durham, and many other counties), themselves from Old English lang ‘long’ + lēah ‘wood, glade, clearing’.English: from the Middle English female personal name Langlif (Old Norse Langlíf ‘long’ + ‘life’ or ‘body’).Americanized form of French Langlais .

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

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Sources (12)

  • Langley in entry for John Ion Seamens, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Elsie Simmons in household of Andrew Simmons, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elsie Langley in entry for Earl Edwin Seamens and Lelia Leota Reed, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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