CHARLES WESLEY LONG
LONG, BUCHANAN, HOYT, VAN METER, MERRITT, PEARSON, KEENEY, MCMEAN, BAKER, BEOMERSHINE
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Date: 6/2/2010 at 05:58:22
From The Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Friday March 5, 1920, page 7
CHARLES WESLEY LONG
Andrew--Charles Wesley Long was born in New Castle, Penn., Sept. 25th 1848 and passed away at his home in Aldin Michigan, Feb. 22, 1929 having reached the age of 71 years 4 months and 29 days.
At the age of 7 years he came to this city with his parents where he grew to young manhood. He was married December 16th, 1874 to Miss Olive Buchannan who with two daughters, Minnie who has continuously resided with her parents, and Edna, Mrs. A. Hoyt of Flint, Michigan are left to mourn a devoted husband and father.
Mr. Long was during his young manhood closely linked with the banking men of this city. From 1885 to 1889 he was the efficient postmaster of Andrew and held the office of deputy postmaster for four years. Later on for ten years he conducted a confectionary and tensorial parlor.
For 33 years he had been a faithful consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church always in his place to worship when able. Mr. Long practiced simple living and lofty thinking. He was grand in his modesty, his sincerity, his courteensness. He saw and loved the nobler things of life.
He loved his family, good books and his fellowmen, a sweet benidiction to the family and friends is the memory or the grand reward he is now enjoying in That Eternal home.
The funeral was held from the M.E. Church, Thursday afternoon. Rev. Beomershine of Maquoketa conducted the service. Messers Jacob Van Meter, Marion Merritt, J.D. Pearson, John Keeney, Roy McMean, and Frank Baker acted as casket bearers. Internment was made in the Andrew Cemetery.
The floral offerings were many and beautiful and bespoke for the bereaval once their silent sympathetic messages from the sorrowing relatives and friends.
I have no connection to this family.
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