Holt County, Missouri
DR. WILLIAM A. LONG
DR. WILLIAM A. LONG,
farmer, section 29, is the son of David Long, who was a native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was there married
to Miss Catharine Shoemaker, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and, at an early day,
emigrated to Ohio.
William A. Long, the fourth child in a family of
seven children, was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, January 22, 1838. He was there reared and educated and,
in the fall of 1861, he enlisted in Company K, 158th Pennsylvania Infantry, remaining in service till the spring of
1863. He participated in many important battles. In the fall of 1864 he began the study of dentistry, which he
continued for two years, and was afterwards engaged in the practice of his profession, in Franklin and Cumberland
Counties, till 1870, when he went to
Kosciusko County, Indiana. There he resumed his practice for eighteen
months, after which he located in Marshall County, Illinois, and in a short time, came to Holt County, settling on
his present tarm, where he has since resided. He has also been practicing his profession in connection with farming.
His farm, contains 160 acres, on which is located a fine residence. He has just completed a fish
pond, which covers an acre of ground, and is surrounded by a row of shade trees, and is well stocked with Government
fish. The doctor is a member of the Masonic frater; nity, and also belongs to the I. O. O. F. He was married March 21,
1871, to Miss Elizabeth Swanger, a native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She died in the year 1874. They had two
children, both of whom are deceased. Dr. Long was again married January 2, 1877, to Mrs. Anna Griffeth, formerly Miss
Anna Meyer, a daughter of Andrew Meyer. She was born in Holt County, Missouri. They have two children, Thomas
A. and Hadessa.
Source:"History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882"
Transcribed by Karyn