T. C. Long, M. D., now of Independence, has been successfully engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Kansas for the past fifteen years. His reputation is especially based on his skill as a surgeon, and he is rated as one of the most proficient in that class of work in Montgomery County.
He was near Portland in Jay County, Indiana, February 5, 1871. His grandfather, who died at the age of forty years, was a native of Ohio and moved from that state to a farm in Jay County. That farm, settled by the family more than eighty years ago, was the birthplace of J. S. Long and also of his son, Dr. T. C. Long. J. S. Long was born in 1838, and has never had any other home than his birthplace. He owns a fine place of 300 acres, and though now nearly eighty years of age still looks after his interests as a diversified farmer. He served in the Union army during the Civil war, has taken an active interest in township and local affairs, and is a democrat and a member of the Reformed Church. J. S. Long married Armenia Frickle, who was born near Portland, Indiana, in 1839 and died on the old homestead farm in 1909. There were seven children in the family: Stephen D., who was a farmer in Jay County, Indiana, died from typhoid at the age of forty; Laura A. never married and is living with her father; Mary F. is the wife of C. P. Strauss, a farmer near Portland, Indiana; H. W. Long is a general merchant at Fort Recovery, Ohio; the fifth in age is Dr. T. C. Long; Jesse is a farmer near Portland; Dr. N. W. Long is a graduate of Barnes Medical College and a physician and surgeon at San Francisco, California.
Educated in the public schools of his native county, Doctor Long also attended the Lookout School of that county, and by working on farms and other occupations finally secured the means to enable him to carry out his long cherished plan of becoming a physician. In 1899 he graduated with the degree M. D. from the Hygeia Medical College of Cincinnati, and in 1901 took his M. D. degree from the Barnes Medical College at St. Louis, Missouri.
After graduating he came to Kansas, and was in practice at Munden until his removal to Independence in December, 1911. In 1909 Doctor Long took a general course in the Chicago Policlinic. As a specialist in surgery, he performs his operations in the Montgomery County Hospital at Independence. He is an active member of the Montgomery County and the Kansas State Medical societies and the American Medical Association.
Doctor Long belongs to the Commercial Club, the Knights and Ladies of Security, the Fraternal Aid, and has membership in Munden Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is independent in politics. His home is at 311 North Eleventh Street in Independence.