Ernest Long

12 May 1889 - 7 Jul 1973


Ernest Long

12 May 1889 - 7 Jul 1973
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Ernest Long was born April 19, 1890 in Richiti, Promollo, Italy, to James Henry and Jaqueline Long. He Lived there until he was three years old when his parents and many of their neighbors of that community, with their minister, left there and came to the USA for religious freedom, as for centuries
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Ernest Long


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 26, 2011


June 22, 2011

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Personal History of Ernest Long By Esther Crowther Long February 2, 1977

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Ernest Long was born April 19, 1890 in Richiti, Promollo, Italy, to James Henry and Jaqueline Long. He Lived there until he was three years old when his parents and many of their neighbors of that community, with their minister, left there and came to the USA for religious freedom, as for centuries the people in the area of Piedmont, Italy, had been persecuted by the Catholic Church. In Italy they were members of the Hugenot-Waldensian Church. When they came to the United States they established a Hugenot-Waldensian Church in Valdese, North Carolina, where they first settled. Their life was hard there as all they had were crude hand tools to clear the dense growth of heavily wooded lands, and the rainfall and warm climate caused the wild vegetation to grow faster than they could control it, making it difficult to raise enough food for their needs. Some of their friends had previously gone to Provo, Utah, and had written to the Long family that conditions there were good, so after about eight years they sold everything they had and took a train for Provo, Utah. Upon arriving there in 1901 or 1902, a friend from the old country, who had settled in Provo years before, a Paul Soulier, let them live in two rooms upstairs of his house until they could get a place of their own. They were very poor and the children, Elisa and Ernest, went right out to get work at anything they could do, in order to help feed the family. Ernest was eleven years old then, and hadn’t obtained much schooling in North Carolina. Here he entered the Page School, when time permitted, but was not able to get much of an education. He worked, as a boy, for Will Brereton on his farm, and also for Will and Wilford Penrod on their farm. These men, he always said, were the ones who taught him how to work, as they were hard working men and good farmers, took good care of their tools, machinery, and animals. They fed him well, and he felt he had a good home there. When he grew older he worked in the coal mines for a time. He then went to work for The Provo Pressed Brick Company, later named The Provo Brick and Tile Company. This was hard work, but he liked it, and although they never paid good wages, the work was steady and he managed to live and buy a home with it. He worked at this brick yard about fifty years. In 1912, he met Esther Crowther wile driving down Academy Avenue one evening in his new top buggy drawn by a little black horse. He was with his friend, Michael Long, and they invited Esther and her friend, Edna Barry, to go for a ride with them. That was the beginning of a two-year courtship and many delightful horse and buggy rides. On February 4, 1914, Esther and Ernest were married in Provo, Utah, by the County Clerk, Clarence Wood. Later that day they took a train for Ogden, Utah, where they spent three or four days with Ernest’s brother Edward and his wife Mattie, for heir honeymoon. Ernest had saved enough money to buy furniture enough to furnish two rooms of his father’s house that they were permitted to use for one year until they could build a little three-room house of their own on a one-acre lot that Esther’s father had given them for a wedding present. This was during World War I days and everything was high priced. They borrowed money from the bank at 10% interest with which to build their house. After struggling to pay the loan off, they bought four more adjoining acres from Esther’s father, giving them a five-acre farm where they raised a good garden, had a jersey milk cow and a horse, also chickens and pigs. This was most of their living and helped a great deal. Up until this time Ernest did not belong to the LDS church, but joined on Feb 10, 1918. Later in September, 1934, they went to the Salt Lake Temple and took out their endowments and had their two boys sealed to them. Ernest was ordained a Priest, then Elder, and was High Priest for the last many years of his life. He was an honest man, always worried until his bills and debts were paid, and didn’t like to be obliged to anyone. He was a yard worker and a good gardener, kept a good clean vegetable garden, and a neat lawn, hedge and flower garden around the house. An uncle came to visit from time to time and he always said, “I would hat to be a weed trying to grow in your garden.” He was a fast worker and could accomplish as much in one hour as most men could in two. In 1950, they sold their home in Provo, and built a brick house on a one-acre lot in Orem, Utah. Here he planted a mixed family orchard, some raspberries, strawberries, etc., and had a beautiful place. With his hard work, he had it look like a Garden of Eden. He retired as Yard Foreman from the brick yard at 68 years of age, and devoted his time to his lovely home. At age 79, he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered, and was an invalid for four years. Ernest Long, father of Cleo Mary Long Martin, Riverside, California; Jesse Ernest Long, Milford, Utah; Richard Crowther Long, Orem, Utah; Grandfather of eleven grandchildren, and great grandfather of eleven great grandchildren at this writing, passed away at Age 83. He was buried in the Provo City Cemetery.

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Ernest Long was born on 12 May 1889
Ernest Long was 10 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
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Ernest Long was 19 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
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Ernest Long was 28 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
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Ernest Long was 39 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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Ernest Long was 50 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Ernest Long was 56 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
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Ernest Long was 68 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
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Ernest Long was 75 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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Ernest Long died on 7 Jul 1973 at the age of 84
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