|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1884|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1954|
Malty Eldridge was the son of Napoleon Bradford
Long and Sarah Elizabeth 'Bohannon.' He was
their 5th child. The couple was living in Boone
County Arkansas when he was born. He had 8 brothers, and 3 sisters. His sibblings were:
Henry Maples, Eura Euphrates, George Elmer, Alvarado, Napoleon Elna, Arthur Carlisle, Owen
Goldman, Ina Lydia, Ozia Iba, Bonnie Bradford, and Mellie Marcella. (Ozia died young, she was 15 at the time of her death) Malty was born between Alvarado 'Alva Ray' and Napoleon Elna.
Malty was the grandson of Maples Long and Mahala Atchley
Long, also Henry Bohannon and Amanda Garrett Bohannon.
Great Grandson of Rev. George W. Long 1 and Nancy
'Elizabeth' Maples Long.
Malty was a Baptist by faith. At the time of his death,
he was survived by one son, Earl Long, Chico Calif; one sister, Mrs. 'Ina' Charles Zigler of Prague; five brothers, George Long, Oklahoma City; Bonnie Long and Napoleon E. Long, both of Bristow; Eura Long, Prague, and Owen Long, Little Rock, Arkansas. He also had four grandchildren at the time of his death.
At one time, Malty worked for the Railroad. Later years, he worked as a cross guard for the Oklahoma City Schools.
He was first married to Rosa 'Dalton.' They were married
on June 12, 1906, at Tecumseh, Indian Territory. They were the parents of 3 children: Lester Bernice, Stella Maree, and Earl. Lester died at the age of 1, Stella died at the
age of 17. This marriage ended in divorce.
Later, Malty re-married. He married Mrs. Myrtle 'Capps' Gathings on Sept. 12, 1908 in Cleburne, Texas. Malty and Myrtle had three children: Malty Eldridge Jr., Myrtle, and Henry Lee. Malty Jr., died at the age of 5 in Texas. Myrtle was born and died the same day. Henry was 16 at the time of his death. He is buried in the same cemetery as his brother, Malty Jr. and Myrtle. They all are buried in the Llano Cemetery, in Amarille. Malty Jr. and the baby sister share a tombstone picture.
I personally have a handwritten letter
by Malty to his first cousin, my great
Aunt Mary Catherine 'Long' Fowler. It
was found in a treasure box of my great
grandfather, Rev. Robert H. Long, things.
He was Mary's father.
My thanks to Angela for filling my photo
request for Malty's tombstone.
Napoleon Bradford Long (1853 - 1916)
Sarah Elizabeth Bohannon Long (1855 - 1920)
Rosa Geneva Dalton Spencer (1887 - 1955)*
Myrtle Eva Capps Gathings/Long (1896 - ____)*
Lester Bernice Long (1907 - 1908)*
Stella Marie Long (1912 - 1917)*
Earl Glen Long (1912 - 1973)*
Malty Eldridge Long (1920 - 1925)*
Henry S. Long (1923 - 1939)*
Myrtle Eva Long (1925 - 1925)*
Henry Maples Long (1876 - 1904)*
Eura E. Long (1878 - 1958)*
George Elmer Long (1880 - 1969)*
Alvarado Long (1881 - 1945)*
Malty Eldridge Long (1884 - 1954)
Napoleon Elna Long (1886 - 1955)*
Arthur Carlisle Long (1887 - 1921)*
Lemuel Homer Long (1889 - 1943)*
Owen Goldman Long (1891 - 1977)*
Ina Lydia Long Ziegler (1893 - 1978)*
Oza Iba Long (1895 - 1910)*
Bonnie Bradford Long (1896 - 1982)*
Mellie Marcella Long Pugh (1899 - 1940)*
Created by: Phyllis
Record added: May 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52643631