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LONG, Leonard 1876-1920

LONG, BILLINGS, ST JOHN

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/27/2017 at 15:41:58

Father and son drowned in the Tuscarwas river, Ohio, on June 25, 1920; Leonard Long, his son, Asa. After four days search, their bodies were taken from the river. They were brought here for burial, arriving here Friday morning accompanied by Mrs. Leonard Long and her father, Mr. Billings, of Muscatine, Ia., Earl Long his son and Miss May Sweet.

Leonard Long was born January 26, 1876, Grundy county, Iowa, died in Tascarwas River, Ohio, June 25, 1920, at the age of 44 years, 5 months and 29 days. There were born to him by his first marriage, six children, four boys and two girls, Lesly Earl, Joseph Asa, Wilbur and a son who died in infancy, two daughters, Marjorie Irene and Gertrude. He leaves to mourn loss, two sons, Lesly Earl and Wilbur, two daughters, Marjorie Irene and Gertrude, his former wife, Mrs. Lillian St. John, of Macy, Ia., and his second wife, Ethel, of Muscatine, Ia., four brothers, Alvador P., Ezra, Fred D., of Whitten, Ia., and William H. of Sweet Valley, Penn., and four sisters, Frances E. Sweet, Eldora, Ambrosia E. Williams of Eagle Grove, Lottie Martin of Curtis, Neb., Clara Sisson of Conrad.

A double funeral was held at the Benson cemetery at 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 2nd. Rev. Allshouse conducted the services for Leonard Long and Rev. Curless for Asa. The flower girls were Mildred and Velma Long, Mae Martin and Dorothy Sisson. The out of town relatives in attendance at the funeral were as follows: Mrs. Leonard Long and her father, Mr. Billings, of Muscatine, Mrs. Ambrose, William and daughter, Pearl and son, Orvie, of Eagle Grove, Mrs. Lottie Martin and granddaughter, Mae, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes and son, Milford, of Curtis, Neb., Mr. Ben Long of Irene, So. Dak., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell and daughter Grace, Mr. Allie Mitchell and son, of Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. St. John, of Macy, Iowa.

--The Hardin County Ledger (Eldora, Iowa), 8 July 1920, pg 6


 

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