William D. Long


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1. Laura M. Headrick
2. Olive Susan Beecher

William D. Long 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1 Jan 1871, , Franklin, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Laura M. Headrick on 23 Feb 1893 in , Allegheny, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Olive Susan Beecher
  • Died: 13 Apr 1950, Chicago, Cook, IL at age 79 2 4
  • Buried: 15 Apr 1950, Altoona: Greenwood Cemetery, Blair, PA 2

   FamilySearch ID: LX11-NF2.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Railroad fireman on 23 Feb 1893 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 1

2. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Real Estate Transfers: William D. Long, widower, to Emory C. And Edgar A. Beecher, 200-202 East Fourth avenue and 406-408 Lloyd street, Altoona, $365., 30 Oct 1942, Altoona, Blair, PA. 5

3. Occupation: retired locomotive engineer on 13 Apr 1950 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 4

4. Obituary: Altoona Tribune: obituary of William D. Long on 14 Apr 1950 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 4 William D. Long
A former resident of Altoona died early Thursday morning in Chicago, Ill.
Mr. Long was a retired locomotive engineer for the Pennsylvania railroad.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice M. Long; one son and one daughter, Roy D. and Mrs. Irene Burley, both of the city; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Riley Nearhoof, Mrs. Blanch Weston, Mrs. Bessie Beecher and Otto Long, all of the city.
He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church for many years and of the B. of L. F.
Friends will be received at the Mauk and Yates funeral home after 6 o'lcock Friday evening.

William married Laura M. Headrick on 23 Feb 1893 in , Allegheny, PA.1 (Laura M. Headrick was born on 28 Feb 1871 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA,1 6 died on 11 Oct 1926 in Altoona, Blair, PA 6 7 and was buried on 14 Oct 1926 in Altoona: Greenwood Cemetery, Blair, PA 6 7.)

William next married Olive Susan Beecher, daughter of Adam Beecher and Christina Barbara Bittinger. (Olive Susan Beecher was born on 22 Oct 1881 in Altoona, Blair, PA,2 3 8 died on 12 Jan 1939 in Greenwood, Blair, PA 2 8 and was buried on 15 Jan 1939 in Altoona: Greenwood Cemetery, Blair, PA 2 8.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF9N-6PJ William D. Long and Laura M. Headrick, 23 Feb 1893; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 878,589.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59577108.

3 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 13 Jan 1939, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Olive Susan Long.

4 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 14 Apr 1950, page 10. Obituary of William D. Long.

5 Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA), 30 Oct 1942, page 19. Real estate transfers.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55831730.

7 Altoona Mirror (Altoona, PA) (Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania), 15 Oct 1926, obituary of Mrs. W. D. Long.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 6227. Olive Susan Beecher Long. Father Adam Beecher. Mother Christina Bittenger. Spouse W. D. Long.

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