|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1891|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1918|
Charles Richard Long was the son of Maples P. Long & Margaret Nancy "Bohannon" Long. He was reared in Afton, Ok., & Lowell, Arkansas. He attended high school at Spring-
dale, Arkansas. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Charles was the grandson of Maples & Mahala "Atchley" Long; Henry & Amanda "Garrett" Bohannon. His parents celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary, at Rogers, Arkansas. Charles never married.
Charles entered St. Louis College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1912, and graduated in 1916. Dr. Charles Richard Long was of good character & a kind man. Charles was a mason.
He enlisted and was serving as a Military Doctor in an English hospital, then he was transferred to the actual scene of the war in France.
Three soldiers was ordered to relieve doctors on the
front line. This was April 19, 1918 at 6 A.M. Lieut. Charles came out of the line at 11 P.M. & while walking down to the road, was hit by a shell & killed. He was buried there with full military honors, in the presence of many of his doctor colleagues & the Divisional General in a military cemetery. One of the other Doctor's, Captain Palmer was also killed at that time, the other one, Lt. R. C. Eaton was severly hurt, but recovered.
Three years later, Lieut. Charles Long body was flown home from France and then from Camp Pike to Rogers. His service was held at the Presbyterian Church at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday, July 31st, 1921. The service was conducted by the local post of the American Legion, assisted by the pastor. Burial was in the Rogers Cemetery.
Maples Pleasant Long (1854 - 1935)
Margaret Nancy Bohannon Long (1858 - 1939)
Created by: Phyllis
Record added: Apr 03, 2008
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