L F Long died at his home in San Francisco Saturday from a paralytic stroke and the remains were cremated Sunday afternoon. Up to about 8 years ago he was a resident of this county and owned a large ranch at Largo, which place named for him, largo being the Spanish word for long. The deceased was an upright and honorable man and was possessed of great energy. He was very popular in this county and had served in the county in the capacity of supervisor two terms and was a member of the legislature in 1878.
He was a pioneer hop grower of this county and built the second hop kiln, also having the largest acreage of hops of any one man while in the business. Even at his advanced age he was again figuring on entering the hop business on a larg scale and was negotiating for the lease of extensive hop lands in Round Valley. The following sketch of his life is taken from the History of Mendocino County:
L F Long was born in New Hampshire June 2, 1831, where he resided on a farm and taught school until 1853 when he came to California via Cape Horn and arrived in San Frncisco June 25. He proceeded to El Dorado County where he followed mining for about 3 months, and then returned to San Francisco and engaged as a clerk in a commission house. In 1866 he bought the ranch at Largo consisting of about 300 acres and engaged in sheep raising. Having spent a year in Sacramento Valley growing hops, he disposed of his sheep and in 1868 commenced devoting his attention exclusively to hop raising. On Jan 17, 1868 he married Miss Sarah McNab, the widow and eight children survive him.
Ukiah Republican Press December 16, 1904
Sarah McNab Long
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