Haines Resident, 62 years, Passes
John R. Long, resident of Haines for 62 years, passed away Tuesday at his home in Baker where he has lived for six years. Mr. Long was born near Haines February 20, 1876, the son of Alonzo and Julia Long.
On February 12, 1895, Mr. Long was married to Daisy Ellen Toney at Baker. He was a member of Baker Elks lodge No. 338.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Daisy Long; three daughters, Mrs. Elsa O. Vandecar of Durkee, Mrs. Velma A. Cloud of Baker and Mrs. Eva Woodell of Haines, three brothers, William O. of Baker, Lee C. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Arch J. Long of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Clara M. Welch of Haines, Mrs. Lora Long of Farina, Ill., and Mrs. Rose O. Bell of Redmond; six grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral services were held today at 2 o’clock in the West and company chapel, Rev. Carl Blackler officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Sept 28, 1944 page 1
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor