|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1833|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1912|
Tipton newspaper, Feb. 15, 1912, p. 9, column 4.
Hiram R. Long was born in Jackson Co. Ohio, July 9th, 1833, and departed this life at the home of his son, Leonard Long, near Tipton, Iowa, Feb. 9th, 1912, aged 78 years and 7 months.
He was a son of Christopher and Jane Long. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1853, and on November 1st of the same year was married to Barbara Ann Cronkhite. To this union was born 12 children, eight sons, two of whom (Frank and Moses) preceded him to his heavenly home in infancy, and four daughters.
Those left to mourn the loss of husband and father are his wife and the following children: Jacob R. Long, Rolfe, Iowa; Mrs. Martha Jane Burroughs, LeRoy, Minn.; Christopher W. Long, Fairview, Oklahoma; Leonard R. Long, Tipton, Iowa; Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Wilson, Tipton, Iowa; Abraham L. Long, Eldon, Iowa; Mrs. Kate Staley, LeRoy, Minn.; Benjamin B. Long, Tipton, Iowa; Earl C. Long, Tipton, Iowa; Mrs. Honor Betzing, Atalissa, Iowa. All of them were able to be present to pay the last tribute of respect due to their father, except the son living in Oklahoma.
Besides one brother and one sister living in California, and a brother in Wichita, Kansas, he also leaves thirty grandchildren ad seven great grandchildren.
In answer to his country's call he enlisted in Company G 31st Iowa in the year 1862 and on account of illness was honorably discharged shortly before the end of the third year of service and at the time of his death was a member of the Wm. Beaver Post of the G.A.R. at Tipton, Iowa.
In 1894 he was convered and united with the Free Will Baptist church at Mt. Zion and remained faithful to his belief until the time of his death.
He has been ailing in heath for a number of years and at the beginning of his last sickness prayed that he might be called home and the morning before his death sang very distinctly one of his favorite and long cherished hymns, "That will be glory for me."
The funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion church conducted by Rev. W.N. Baker. Internment was made in the Masonic cemetery, the Wm. Beaver Post having charge of the services at the grave.
Barbara Ann Cronkhite Long (1836 - 1934)*
Benjamin Barber Long (1872 - 1962)*
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