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Biography of Fred R. Long

Fred R. Long, general manager of the S. N. Long Warehouse of St. Louis, was born in Winchester, Ohio, April 16, 1879. His father, Samuel N. Long, was also a native of Ohio, born in 1848. He came to Missouri in 1885 and here engaged in the manufacture of syrup under the name of the S. N. Long Syrup Company, continuing active in that business for a period of twenty years. He later established the warehouse business which has been carried on under the name of the S. N. Long Warehouse. Through a period of thirty-five years he has been an active factor in the business circles of the city. He married Lou E. Havens, who was born in Winchester, Ohio, in 1847, and who passed away in St. Louis in 1865. Their son, Fred R. Long, was educated in the public schools of St. Louis, passing through consecutive grades to the high school and thus being well qualified for life’s practical and responsible duties. When his textbooks were put aside he began learning the syrup business with his father and they have since been associated in all their business activities. The son now has full charge of the warehouse, his father having practically retired from active business to enjoy a rest which he has truly earned and richly merited. Fred R. Long displays keen discernment in the control of his interests and is actuated at all times by a spirit of enterprise, indefatigable energy and laudable ambition. On the 4th of January, 1902, in his native city Mr. Long was married to Miss Mary E. Fenton, a daughter...

Biography of Winfield Freeman

Winfield Freeman. Lawyer, author, traveler, leader in republican politics and a business man, Winfield Freeman has been a Kansan for more than thirty-five years. He has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost members of the bar in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born at London, Ohio, January 3, 1848, a son of James F. and Eleanor (Dawson) Freeman. His early life was spent in Winchester, Ohio, where he attended the public schools and where he read law in the office of Hon. A. Stiver. Admitted to the bar in 1869, at the age of twenty-one, he practiced law for a number of years in Ohio, and in 1878-79 served as prosecuting attorney of Preble County. Since 1879 he has been a resident of Kansas. From 1880 to 1884 he was assistant attorney for the Solomon Valley Railroad Company. In 1881 he was elected mayor of Minneapolis, Kansas. As one of the promoters of the Kansas City Elevated Railroad Company Mr. Freeman removed to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1884, and was actively identified with that transportation service as attorney until 1888. It is forty-eight years since he commenced the practice of law in Ohio in 1869, and his experience is a remarkably long one. He was associated with Silas Wright Porter, now associate justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas, from 1891 to 1899, and was also a partner with Hon. William J. Buchan, who for many years was representative and state senator. Another one of his professional associates was W. A. Johnston, now chief justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas. Judge Freeman has for many...

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