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Frances Long Murder

This information was gathered and submitted by Reid Johnson.
Thank you Reid, for your diligent detective work.

The attached articles refer to the murder of Frances Long in Howard Co. by her husband Charles Long on Thursday, Jan. 2, 1941.

Index

SourceDayDate
Mason City Globe-GazetteFridayJan. 3, 1941
Mason City Globe-GazetteFridayJan. 3, 1941
Mason City Globe-GazetteFridayJan. 3, 1941
Mason City Globe-GazetteSaturdayMar. 1, 1941
Mason City Globe-GazetteMondayMar. 3, 1941
Waterloo Daily CourierMondayMar. 3, 1941
Mason City Globe-GazetteMondayApr. 7, 1941
Waterloo Daily CourierWednesdayDec. 10, 1941
Census information  


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Mason City Globe-Gazette Friday Jan. 3, 1941



Frances Long Murder Mason City Globe-Gazette Friday Jan. 3, 1941


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Mason City Globe-Gazette Friday Jan. 3, 1941



Frances Long Murder Mason City Globe-Gazette Friday Jan. 3, 1941


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Mason City Globe-Gazette Friday Jan. 3, 1941



Frances Long Murder Mason City Globe-Gazette Friday Jan. 3, 1941


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Mason City Globe-Gazette Saturday Mar. 1, 1941



Frances Long Murder Mason City Globe-Gazette Saturday Mar. 1, 1941


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Mason City Globe-Gazette Monday Mar. 3, 1941



Frances Long Murder Mason City Globe-Gazette Monday Mar. 3, 1941


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Waterloo Daily Courier Monday Mar. 3, 1941



Frances Long Murder Waterloo Daily Courier Monday Mar. 3, 1941


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Mason City Globe-Gazette Monday Apr. 7, 1941



Frances Long Murder Mason City Globe-Gazette Monday Apr. 7, 1941


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Waterloo Daily Courier Wednesday Dec. 10, 1941



Frances Long Murder Waterloo Daily Courier Wednesday Dec. 10, 1941


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Census information

1930 Federal Census Vernon Springs township, Howard County, Iowa


Dotzler, Edward S.Head ,37, Patrolman, Co. roads
Dotzler, Mae A.wife ,35
Dotzler, Frances L.Dau ,14
Dotzler, Edward H.Son ,13
Dotzler, Jamesson ,12
Dotzler, Henry F.son ,11
Dotzler, Lyle F.Son ,10
Dotzler, Hazel L.Dau ,9
Dotzler, John F.Son ,7
Dotzler, DennisSon ,6
Dotzler, StephenSon ,4 7/12
Dotzler, Charlotte M.Dau ,3 3/12
Dotzler, Shirley B.Dau ,1 3/12

Note: Edward S. and Mae were 24 and 21 yrs. Of Age respectively at their 1st marriage, Edward S. born Iowa, father born Wis, Mother born Germany, Mae born Iowa, father Born Iowa, Mother Born Illinois, all the Children were born Iowa

1940 Federal census, Cresco, Vernon Springs Township, Howard Co.


Long, CharlesHead ,41 ,Not working, 220 S. Elm Street
Long, FrancesWife ,24 ,Seamstress in WPA shop
Long, FredrickSon ,6
Long, LeonardSon ,5
Long, ArdithDau ,4

Note: Had been married 7 years, lived in same place in 1935, all born in Iowa

1920 Federal census, Howard Center Township, Howard Co. Iowa


Shields, Fred C.Head ,41 ,Born in Iowa, father born in ireland, mother born in Ireland Farmer, Rents
Shields, EdnaWife ,40 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in canada, Mother born in New York, Homemaker
Shields, Frederick A.Son ,1 8/12 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa
Long, Charles A.Stepson ,21 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa, Laborer, Home farm
Long, KatherynStepDau ,17 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa, Farmer
Long, EdwardStepson ,14 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa
Long, FlorenceStepDau ,13 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa
Long, BessieStepDau ,10 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa
Long, FrankStepson ,7 11/12 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa
Long, EarlStepson ,5 7/12 ,Single, Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in iowa

1910 Federal Census, Howard center Township, howard County, Iowa


Long, James J.Head ,36 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Ireland, Mother born in Ireland
Long, Edna wife ,29 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Canada, Mother born in Illinios
Long, Charles A.Son ,11 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in Iowa
Long, Katherine R.Dau ,7 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in Iowa
Long, Edward J.Son ,4 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in Iowa
Long, Florence S.Dau ,3 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in Iowa
Long, BessieDau ,7/12 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Iowa, Mother born in Iowa
Long, JohnBrother ,39 ,Born in Iowa, Father born in Ireland, Mother born in Ireland

Note: Had been Married 13 years, Edna 6 children born, 5 living

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