Bertha Lee Long

18 June 1931–24 February 1969 (Age 37)
Bay City, Matagorda, Texas, United States

The Life of Bertha Lee

When Bertha Lee Long was born on 18 June 1931, in Bay City, Matagorda, Texas, United States, her father, Jacob Hayward Long, was 34 and her mother, Edna Earle Mangum, was 28. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Wharton, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 24 February 1969, in Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Webster, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Bertha Lee Long

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Age 1

Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 11

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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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  • Bertha Lee Long in household of J H Long, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha Lee Long Blackmon, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Bertha Lee Long, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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