|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1845|
|Death: ||May 13, 1928|
Obituary from the Iola Register, Wednesday, May 16, 1928.
Mrs. Silas Long,Emily J. Pottinger Long, was bornat Crawfordsville, Ind., December 19, 1845, and departed this life at Iola, May 13, 1928, at the age of 82 year, 4 months and 13 days.
She spent her girlhood days in Indiana. She was united in marriage to silas Long, September 29, 1862, who departed this life December 21, 1926. This happy union extended over a period of 64 years. Ten children were born to this union.
She leaves to mourn her going six living children: Elmer of Miami, Okla; Ora of Blue Mound; Dave, Irving, Walker and Mrs. Eva McKean, of Iola. Four children are dead, two dying in infancy; Lucky D., who died December 14, 1926, and W.A., who died April 12, 1928. There are 27 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Long confessed her faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 15, uniting with the Chirstian church. During all these years she has been true to her Christ and very few church services were held that she was not present.
She and her husband came to Kansas and homesteaded near Bronson where they lived for 31 years. They then moved to Gas City, Kans. where they made their home for 20 years. The last seven years were spent in Iola.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Christian church, conducted by the Rev. J.Lee Releford. The services were uniqaue and very impressive. The church choir sang some of the old hymns. Dr. Frantz offered and impressive prayer and the sermon was extemporaneous. A great number of scripture references were used, all of them selected from markings from her own thumb-worn Bible. The lesson showed a beautiful walk with Christ on earth, until the gates swung oopen in the next world. Mrs. Wade Adams sang as a solo "In the Garden."
Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Dennis Gee Pottenger (1804 - 1874)
Silas A. Long (1841 - 1926)
Elmer Ellworth Long (1867 - 1932)*
Orian Gayle Long (1869 - 1941)*
Lucky Dennis Long (1873 - 1926)*
William A Long (1876 - 1928)*
Walker P Long (1878 - 1960)*
Eva May Long McKean (1879 - 1975)*
Silas Irving Long (1881 - 1938)*
David D. Long (1883 - 1959)*
Amanda F. Pottenger Van Cleave (1827 - 1895)*
Frances Pottenger Grider (1831 - 1864)*
Susannah Caroline Pottenger Job (1833 - 1905)*
Mary Ann Pottenger Gott (1834 - 1860)*
Sarah Joann Pottenger Gott (1835 - 1926)*
Sophronia B. Pottenger Doyel (1837 - 1910)*
David Dennis Pottenger (1842 - 1901)*
Emily Josephine Pottenger Long (1845 - 1928)
Rebecca Isabell Pottenger Hostetter (1850 - 1891)*
Name and dates of birth and death
Note: Gray granite marker near Silas. Possibly wife. Back of one of their stones has "MMI" engraved.???
Created by: Donna Poe Owens
Record added: Aug 21, 2006
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