Mrs. Charles Long Answers Call Funeral Tuesday

Mrs. Olive May Long, widow of the late Charles Long, died at her home in Astoria, Sunday morning at 4:45 o’clock. Death was due to dropsy.

Olive May Stambaugh was born near Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill., Feb. 23, 1867. At the time of her death she was aged 57 years, 8 months and 9 days. She was united in marriage to Charles Long Nov. 27, 1877. To this union seven children were born, namely: Miss Ethel Long of Huron, S. D., Mrs. Grace Howe of near Havana, Mrs. Addie Geiman of Iroquois, S. D., Harry Long of near Astoria, Miss Hazel, Keith and Perry, at home.

When about seventeen years of age, Mrs. Long was converted and united with the Huston M. E. church north of Rushville, during the pastorate of Rev. Moore. About a year after her marriage, she, with her husband became members of the Christian church at Bader, in which church she held her membership until death called her to her reward. Her husband died Sept. 19, 1922.

Besides her children, Mrs. Long leaves to mourn her death two sisters, Mrs. George Dean of Table Grove and Mrs. John Riley of Peoria, four brothers, W. O. Stambaugh of Bowen, E. E. Stambaugh of Meadville, Mo., O. A. Stambaugh of Rushville, F. A. Stambaugh of Seneca, S.D., also eleven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday at 10:00 o’clock a.m., conducted by Rev. W. R. Seitzinger, pastor of the U. B. church, assisted by Rev. Burnett and wife. Interment in Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 11/5/1924


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