Charles Long, one of the well known farmers in Nowata County, was born on the Grand River, Indian Territory, on the 3d of October, 1869. His father, William Long, was of Wyandotte Indian extraction and his demise occurred when Charles was but a baby. The mother, Katie Ketchum, died when her son was but four years of age.
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In the acquirement of an education Charles Long attended the Haskell Institute at Lawrence, Kansas, and after putting his text-books aside engaged in farming near his boyhood home. His sons own one hundred acres, one mile east and one-half north of Coodys Bluff, seventy acres of that land being under cultivation while the balance is timber and oil land. He has on his property eighteen producing wells.
In 1890 Mr. Long was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Seabolt, a daughter of Elihu and Susan (Hugo) Seabolt. Her father was a native of Tennessee and his death occurred in 1905. Mrs. Seabolt was born in Nebraska and is now living in Ramona, Washington County, this state. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Long seven children have been born : Charles E., who is thirty years of age; William, twenty-eight years of age; Irwin D., who is twenty-three; Felix E., who is twenty-one; James L., who is nineteen; Herbert S., ten years of age; and Loren L., who is seven. Upon the entrance of the United States into the World war William enlisted in the cavalry and was stationed at Fort Sam Houston and Fort Worth. He was transferred to the Light Artillery in the latter camp but did not get overseas.
Mr. Long is one of the prominent residents of Nowata County and he takes an active interest in the civic welfare of the community and also in the advancement of its agricultural and commercial growth, supporting financially and with his encouragement every measure that will contribute to the public good.