Clark County Clipper, March 15, 1928

(Eliza Katherine Cole Long)

Eliza Katherine Cole, daughter of William P. and Eliza Cole, was born at Morgantown, West Virginia, August 4, 1849, departed this life, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Dougan, Gate, Oklahoma, March 6, 1928, aged 78 years, 7 months and 2 days.

On January 23, 1868, she was united in marriage to Freemon C. Long of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.  To this union four children were born, four sons and two daughters; William A. Long of Kiowa, Kansas; Benjamin F. Long of Boulder Colorado; Walter J. Long of Los Angeles, California; Herbert F. Long of Engelwood, Kansas; Mrs. A. L. Dougan of Gate, Oklahoma; Minnie May having passed away in infancy.

She became a member of the Christian church at the age of fourteen, which membership she retained until her death.  She was a devoted and faithful student of the bible, conscientiously following its precepts and teachings.

Mrs. Long and her husband came to Kansas in the early pioneer days, finally settling in Meade county, in what is known as the Butler community northwest of Englewood, where Mr. Long passed away on January 19, 1888.

Mrs. Long and her children moved to Englewood in 1894, where she made her home until about a year ago, having spent the greater part of the last year with her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Dougan.

She was a loving and devoted companion and mother, and a true friend whom to know was to love.

She leaves to mourn her departure four sons, one daughter, twenty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 30, 2005.

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