Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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James A. and Charles F. Long

JAMES A. LONG & BROTHER. These gentlemen are extensively engaged in general threshing, and a machine and repair-shop business, and are well known in Labette county. They are sons of Avington and Esther (Elliott) Long, and were born in Indiana.

Avington Long, the father of these brothers, was born in Kentucky, but his ancestors originally came from Virginia. He married Esther Elliott, who was reared in Indiana, and is now living in that state. This union resulted in the birth of four children, whose names appear as follows: James A.; George A., who lives in Kay county, Oklahoma; Sarah, who lives in Indiana, with her mother; and Charles F.

James A. and Charles F. Long were reared and educated in Indiana, where they learned the machinist and wood working trade. In 1874, they built a grist-mill at Hall, Indiana, which they conducted until 1878. Charles F. Long then removed to Labette county, Kansas, and was engaged in threshing until 1881. James A. removed to Edna, Kansas, in 1888, and formed a partnership with Charles F.,the firm name reading James A. Long & Brother. For several years they have done general threshing, and a machine and repair-shop business. They own two threshing machines, and during harvesting time their services are in great demand, as they are well and favorably known throughout the county. They own three lots, and have a space under roof, 38 by 60 feet in extent. They employ one assistant regularly, and during the busy season often hire large crews. They are thrifty and conscientious workmen, and perform their duties in a very satisfactory manner.

James A. Long married N. J. Lanpher, and they have three children, namely: Charles L.; Edwin Fishback; and Avington. The father owns three lots and a comfortable home in Edna. James A. is an independent in politics, has been a member of the city council, and is an ex-police judge. Fraternally, he is a member of the I. 0. 0. F., and his wife is a member of the Rebekahs.

Charles F. Long married Della Williams, and they have three children, namely: Herman; Verl; and Howard. He is a member of the Methodist church, and owns a good home in Edna.

The Long Brothers are highly respected in Edna, as honest and upright citizens.