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Long, James J. 1873 - 1915


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer July 23, 1915 P-FP C-4

James J. Long Killed by a Fall.
James J. Long, residing at Howard Center, died at about four o’clock yesterday afternoon as the result of a fall about 10 o’clock in the forenoon from the top of his barn where he was at work about a hay fork track. His fall was witnessed by one of his younger children, who called help. Neighbors who helped carry him to the house say that he was conscious for a short time, and although Drs. Hess and Daly were immediately summoned, the fall had so j badly injured the head that nothing could be done to save his life. Mr. Long leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. He was a sober and industrious citizen who by hard work and thrift was accumulating a nice property for his family, had been honored at various times by the people of the township for school and township office, and will be missed by a large number of friends and neighbors who sincerely mourn his sudden and untimely death.

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Aug. 6, 1915 P-8 C-6

James J. Long was born at Howard Center, Aug. 30, 1873. Youngest son of Lawerence and Kathryn Long. He died at his home July 22, 1915. He lived with his mother on the old home place up to the fall of 1910, when he bought the place where he died, known as the Howlett farm.
He was united in marriage to Edna Huckins and there were eight children born to this union. The oldest, a son, preceded him in his infancy. The widow and seven children, three sisters and three brothers are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband, father and brother. He was loved and esteemed by all who knew him, being an honest, peaceful, upright citizen.
The funeral was conducted from the home to the Church of the Assumption where a requiem High mass was held. The remains were borne to Ft. Joseph's cemetery where they were laid to rest.
Those who came to attend the funeral were sisters and brothers Lawerence Long, Garden City, S.D., Frank Long, Little Falls, Minn. Miss Ella Long, Mrs. Kathryn Flock, Chicago, Ill., Miss Mary Long and John Long at home. The other relatives who came to attend the funeral were: Charles Flock, Miss Mary Dineen and Miss Gertrude Long, of Chicago, Misses Maggie and Ella Hickey and Charles O’Connor, of Vail, Ia., M. Mockler, Tipton, Ia., Mrs. Julia Martin, of Fort Dodge, Ia.
The funeral procession was followed by over one hundred teams of relatives and friends of the deceased.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born in 1873 and is buried in Calvary Cresco Cemetery.

Calvary Cresco Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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