Richard Burnie Long

24 December 1889–26 June 1964 (Age 74)
Centerville, Leon, Texas, United States

The Life of Richard Burnie

When Richard Burnie Long was born on 24 December 1889, in Centerville, Leon, Texas, United States, his father, William Powell Long, was 41 and his mother, Annie Elida Airhart, was 33. He married Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Bracken on 8 January 1915, in Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Hall, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 26 June 1964, in Fort Sumner, DeBaca, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fort Sumner Cemetery, Fort Sumner, DeBaca, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Burnie Long
Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Bracken
Marriage: 8 January 1915
Deral Burnie Long
Nina Elizabeth Long
Leora Faye Long

Spouse and Children

8 January 1915
Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States


    Deral Burnie Long


    Nina Elizabeth Long


    Leora Faye Long


Parents and Siblings



    W. W. "Doc" Long


    Early Long


    Lida Launa Long


    Annie Dickenson Long


    Irma Lona Long


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 5

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Bruce Long, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Burnie Long in household of William P Long, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard B Long, "United States Census, 1920"

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