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Charles Clayton Long
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1884
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 19, 1957
Arroyo Grande
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

Charles Clayton Long was born in Iowa to George Todd Long and Joann Chalmers Long. The family relocated in the Fowler/Selma area of Fresno, California, when he was about a year old. He lived, and worked with his parents and went to Fowler schools until Sept of 1907, when on Sept 16 of that year he married Fannie Elizabeth DeCamp in Kerman, Fresno Co., Calif. and soon moved to Imperial Co., California. The 1910 federal census indicate that he was an electrician working for the light and power company in Holtville, CA. In 1916, when he registered for the WWI draft, he was self employed as a Tractor mechanic with a shop at 219 Main Street in El Centro. A 1920 census isn't available for them, but sometime in the twenties, probably just before the depression hit, he and his wife, Fannie owned and operated a small grocery store. The 1930 Federal census indicate that he and his wife were the most affluent couple on the census page. They had a radio, owned their own home, and had four thousand dollars. He was working as a mechanic for the Irrigation Company, and Fannie was keeping books for a trucking firm.

Uncle Charley was married to my fathers sister, and in 1939, my sister and I had the pleasure of spending the summer with them. Uncle Charlie had purchased a small farm about half way between Calexico and El Centro. The acreage was planted in alfalfa. Uncle Charlie would go to the sale each week and purchase day old bull calves to raise for beef. While enjoying the summer, I taught calves to drink milk. He also had about 150 laying hens, and I cleaned and prepared the eggs for market.

About 1945, Charley decided to retire and moved to Gold Hill, Oregan. Using the building skills that he learned, on his own, through life, he built a lovely retirement home on the Rouge River, but the winters proved too cold for him. He relocated to the milder climate of Arroyo Grande, California. He purchased a piece of property on the mesa overlooking large commercial gardens below, and built his second retirement home. He spent his remaining years enjoying the ever changing view as the farmers cultivated the crops below.

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  George Todd Long (1858 - 1932)
  Joann Chalmers Long (1864 - 1945)
  Fannie Elizabeth DeCamp Long (1889 - 1972)
  Charles Clayton Long (1884 - 1957)
  Arthur C Long (1894 - 1950)*
  Roscoe Long (1902 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Arroyo Grande Cemetery
Arroyo Grande
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
Plot: Section G
Maintained by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Originally Created by: Ron West
Record added: Jul 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74135061
Charles Clayton Long
Added by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Charles Clayton Long
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Charles Clayton Long
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~*~In Loving Memory of my Uncle Charley~*~
- Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
 Added: Mar. 10, 2012

- Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
 Added: Dec. 18, 2011

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