Pioneer Passes William Long, 74
William O. Long, 74, pioneer and life-long resident of Baker county, died Sunday at his home, 213 1/2 Third street, following an illness.
Mr. Long was born April 7, 1880, in Muddy Creek. He had resided in Baker several years. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Long was the son of Alonzo and Julia Long among the first pioneers of Baker County.
He and his wife, Amy B. Long, who survives him, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two and one-half years ago. They were married Dec. 25, 1901, in Rock Creek.
Also surviving besides the widow are children, Mrs. Dan Thrasher of Baker, Mrs. Opal Blank of Butte, Montana, Garnet Long of Baker, Mrs. Ruth Brown, Butte, Ernest Long of Butte, Frank Long of Haines Glen Long of Pendleton, Mrs. Doris Colton of Baker, Lewis Long, Mrs. Daisy Elliott and Harry Long all of Baker; 19 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother Arch Long, Baker; sisters, Clara Welch of Haines and Rose Bell of Redmond; a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted Wednesday with the Rev. Donald Nothdurft officiating. Interment was in Haines cemetery.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Aug. 22, 1954 page 10
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor