|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1879|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1957|
Clara Lucinda Bowers was the daughter of George Washington and Louvina (Rogers) Bowers; she was born on Feb 14, 1879, in Decker Township of Richland County, Illinois.
She married Luther Benjamin Long, a farmer, on Dec 28, 1897, in Richland County, Illinois.
They were the parents of 9 children, 1 daughter and 8 sons.
Clara lost her husband and 3 year old son Hershel as a result of 2 different tragic accidents, and her oldest son Earl also preceded her in death.
In spite of all this, Clara always seemed cheerful. She was a little women, never weighing more than 97 pounds, and always energetic. She did a lot of canning of fruits and vegetables for her family. She and her children gathered hickory nuts by the wagon load. These were sold to give her money for crochet thread and other fancy work materials. Her hands were never idle, for even as she listened to the radio, she was busy crocheting and tatting.
The Longs lived near the Little Wabash River where there was plenty of hunting and fishing, and they all grew up liking those activities.
Children of Clara Lucinda Bowers and Luther Benjamin Long:
Earl Ray Long
b. 5 May 1898, d. 23 Dec 1944
Clyde Edgar Long
b. 5 Mar 1900, d. 6 Aug 1979
Hershel Rosmond Long
b. 12 Dec 1901, d. 6 Oct 1904
Mary Ruth Long
b. 30 Nov 1904, d. 11 Aug 1993
Paul Benjamin Long
b. 25 Nov 1906, d. 5 Mar 1980
George Daniel Long
b. 9 Apr 1910, d. 5 Mar 1980
Luther Darrell Long
b. 9 Mar 1913, d. 23 Oct 2009
Henry Leroy Long
b. 5 Mar 1915, d. 8 Sep 1996
Joe William Long
b. 19 Feb 1920, d. 20 Nov 2006
Copied with permission from the writings of Dan Olds,
Added on 3-2014, by JaniceH #47377486
George Washington Bowers (1849 - 1881)
Louvina Rogers Taylor (1852 - 1931)
Luther Benjamin Long (1875 - 1933)
Earl Ray Long (1898 - 1944)*
Clyde Edgar Long (1900 - 1979)*
Mary Ruth Long Mason (1904 - 1993)*
Paul Benjamin Long (1906 - 1980)*
George Daniel Long (1910 - 2009)*
Luther Darrell Long (1913 - 1990)*
Henry Leroy Long (1915 - 1996)*
Joe William Long (1920 - 2006)*
Arminta Louella Bowers Shultz (1874 - 1944)*
Dora Alice Bowers Atteberry (1876 - 1906)*
Clara Lucinda Bowers Long (1879 - 1957)
Elmer Green Taylor (1883 - 1954)**
Oscar L Taylor (1897 - 1974)**
Maintained by: JaniceH
Originally Created by: Nancy Lambert
Record added: Dec 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23572398