Chas. P. Long Died Suddenly In Chicago, Ill.

The people of this community were greatly shocked Sunday, to learn that Parry Long, a popular young man of this city, had died in Chicago, where he had gone only recently. Death was due to lobar pneumonia. The attending physician claimed that his illness was brought on by overwork.

The young man went to Chicago about the 27th of September, and enrolled in a school to learn the brick and mason’s trade. He secured employment in a wall paper factory and worked during the day and attended school of nights. He wrote his sister Mrs. John Welker early last week that he was getting along nicely and liked his work fine.

The first intimation his relatives here received of his illness was when they received a message stating that he was dead.

His sister, Mrs. John Welker, accompanied by her husband, went to Chicago Sunday and returned Monday evening with the body. The body was taken direct to the Welker home southeast of Astoria.

It was learned that the young man had a severe cold. He worked, however, on Friday, but on Saturday morning he complained of not feeling well and remained in bed in his room. His landlady where he was rooming, went to his room at about 9:00 o’clock and inquired about him. He informed her he was better. At 10:00 o’clock he was in a semi-conscious condition. A physician was called. He found that the young man had a high fever and ordered him taken to a hospital. He was taken to the St. Luke’s hospital where he passed away at 5:00 o’clock Sunday morning.

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Charles Parry Long, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long, both deceased. He was born December 2, 1904, aged 21 years, 11 months and 12 days. He leaves to mourn his untimely death four sisters and two brothers, namely: Miss Ethel Long, of Huron, S. Dak., Mrs. Grace Howe, Summum, Mrs. Addie Geiman, Iroquois, S. Dak., Harry Long and Mrs. John Welker of Astoria and Keith Long of Bushnell.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the U. B. church, conducted by Rev. W. R. Seitzinger. Interment in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 11/17/1926


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