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Edmund Joseph Longyear

Edmund Joseph Longyear, American mining engineer. Member Ulster County History Society, N.E. History-Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Society Mayflower Descendants, S.R.

Background

  • Longyear, Edmund Joseph was born on November 6, 1864 in Grass Lake, Michigan, United States. Son of Isaac and Roanna (Davis) Longyear.

  • Education

    • Student of University Michigan, 1883-1886. Engineer of Mines, Michigan College Mines, 1888.

    Career

    • With location party, Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagan Railway, 1886-1887. With J. M. Longyear, Marquette, Michigan, 1887, 88-91, Michigan State Geological Survey, 1888. Pioneered in diamond drilling operations Mesabe Range, 1890, active in development of the mining area thereafter.

      Companies which later included manufacturing companies also, Were organized under name of E. J. Longyear Company, headquarters Hibbing, moved to Minneapolis 1911. Served as president to 1924, vice-president, director since 1924. Operations included many areas in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, numerous European, Asian and African countries.

      Retired 1924. Secretary Hibbing school Board, 1897-1898. President Village of Hibbing, 1898-1899. Member budget and distribution committee Community Fund, 1918-1924, chairman 1918.

      Member board director Young Men’s Christian Association, 1913-1925. Director Elliot Park Neighborhood House, 1919-1924.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member Ulster County History Society, N.E. History-Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Society Mayflower Descendants, S.R. Clubs: Minneapolis, Lafayette.

    Connections

    • Married Nevada Patton, April. Children: Clyde Stanley, Robert Davis, Philip Owen, Margaret (Mistress.
    • father: Isaac Longyear
    • mother: Roanna (Davis) Longyear
    • spouse: Nevada Patton
    • children: Clyde Stanley Longyear
    • Robert Davis Longyear
    • Philip Owen Longyear
    • Margaret (Mrs Longyear
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    Born November 6, 1864
    Died December 4, 1954
    (aged 90)
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