Samuel Wesley “Sam” Long

Samuel Wesley “Sam” Long

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 22 Feb 1958 (aged 82–83)
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
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Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. in the McCrery Funeral Home, 2700 Washington Street, for Samuel Wesley (Sam) Long, 82, former editor, DuPont Company public relations man, and free-lance writer, who died Saturday, at 2:30 a. m., in the Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pa.

Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call tomorrow after 7 p. m. at the McCrery Funeral Home, 2700 Washington Street, and there will be a viewing tonight after 7, at the Famous Funeral Home, West Chester.

Mr. Long, of 1521 Manley Road, northeast of West Chester, was born in Wilmington, son of William R. and Amelia Bonfield Long, and lived in the West Chester area for 40 years.

He handled kpublic relations for the Republican Club of West Chester, was a member of First Presbyterian Church and American Legion Post 134 there, and served as an Army captain during World War I.

His father was city editor of the old Daily Republican and his father-in-law, John Whitford, was business manager of the old Every Evening.

Mr. Long first worked for DuPont from 1913 to 1915 in a survey of advertising problems under William Coyne, vice president, and George Kerr, director of sales.

Mr. Long had his own advertising agency with offices in Philadelphia and West Chester before joining DuPont. Before buying his farm in Chester County, he lived in the Alhambra Apartments here.

He spent some years in the 1920s editing farm papers in Pennsylvania, returning to DuPont's public relations department in 1927, and retiring in 1939.

Since then, Mr. Long has continued to contribute articles to farm journals.

In addition to his own writings, he collaborated with the late Howard W. Blakeslee, science editor of the Associated Press, on articles for Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, and reported many national trapshooting meets for news services.

In 1924, Mr. Long made a 10-week cross-country tour doing publicity for the Coolidge-Dawes campaign. He and Charles E. Gray, long-time managing editor of the Wilmington Morning News, worked on a newspaper in Monterey, Mexico, about 50 years ago, and Mr. Long went from there to a Loredo, Tex., paper for a time.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet Whitford Long, and a grandnephew in New York, William Long.

(Wilmington Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 24 Feb 1958, Page 4)

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