LONG, Asa 1899-1920
LONG, BILLINGS, ST JOHN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/27/2017 at 14:42:57
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.
Joseph Asa Long, son of Leonard and Lillian Long, was born September 24, 1899, Grundy county, and died in Tuscarvas River, Ohio, June 25, 1920, at the age of 20 years, 9 months and 1 day. He leaves to mourn his loss, two sisters and two brothers and his mother, Mrs. Lillian St. John. Many other relatives and a host of friends will also mourn his loss. Asa became a member of the Methodist church several years ago.
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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