Jesse William Long

Jesse William Long
b. 11 October 1888, Wildcat/Cutler, Democrat Township, Carroll County, Indiana, to Noah Alfred and Rachel Jane “Ret” (Eltzroth) Long
d. 29 May 1969, Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana

m/1. 23 April 1912, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
Zelma McCormick

m/2. 1 June 1921, Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana
Lassara Ruth Hartman
b. 18 June 1893, Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota
d. 12 December 1971, Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana

Children with Lassara Ruth Hartman:

  • Jesse William Long (b. 1925) married Ruth L. Croskey
  • Leroy Wallace Long (1926–1927)

Jesse Long emigrated from Carroll County, Indiana, to Otter Lake, Lapeer County, Michigan, in 1894. He then moved to Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, in 1909 and to Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana, in 1915.

Jesse’s father, Noah A. Long, was a veteran of the U.S. Army Cavalry, serving in the 1890-1893 Indian uprisings. He was deeply involved in American Legion activities in Indiana. After his divorce from Rachel (Eltzroth) Long in 1891, he continued to live in Cutler until his death.

Jesse William Long worked for his stepfather in various creameries in Michigan and Illinois until 1909 when he began working as a railroad switchman.

Submitted by:
Jesse William Long, Jr.
Helena MT

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