Charles D. Long of Haines, whose sudden death October 11 following an operation for appendicitis was recorded in this newspaper last week, lived all but one year of his 62 years of live in Baker county, having been brought here by his parents when a baby.
He was born in Linn county, Oregon March 16, 1872. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Long, pioneer Baker county residents. Mr. Long was employed for several years by the Farmer Mercantile company in Haines and in recent years had operated a farm west of Haines. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Odd Fellows lodge of Haines.
The deceased is survived by his widow Ida, two daughters Mrs. F.A. Bircket of Baker and Mrs. Hardin Perkins of Haines; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Welch of Los Angeles, Mrs. Samuel Loy of Farina, Ill., and Mrs. Delmar Bell of Klamath Fall; four brothers, John and Arch Long of Haines, William of Baker, and Lee of Phoenix, and a granddaughter Miss Katherine Bircket of Baker.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Haines Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, interment taking place in the Haines cemetery with West and company of Baker in charge.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Oct. 18, 1934 page 8
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor