Richard Winfred Long

1 June 1888–1953 (Age 64)
Fort Jones, Calaveras, California, United States

The Life of Richard Winfred

Richard Winfred Long was born on 1 June 1888, in Fort Jones, Calaveras, California, United States as the son of Richard Long and Mary Dean. He married Vera K Somes on 15 July 1913, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Fort Jones, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1900 and Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1953, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Richard Winfred Long
Vera K Somes
Marriage: 15 July 1913
Richard Winfred Long
Gardner Russell "Huey" Long
Merritt Davis Long

Spouse and Children

15 July 1913
Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States



    Gardner Russell "Huey" Long


    Merritt Davis Long


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Long


    Mary Dean




    Harry Long


    Charley Long



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Richard W Long, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard W Long, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Long en la familia de Richard Long, "United States Census, 1900"

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