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The Long Family

John M. Long (born May 1846 in Ohio)
+ Arloa J. Rose (born Sep 1846 in Ohio) dau of Warren and Hannah (Miner) Rose of Ohio
. Hanna Mabel Long (1874 - 1934) born in Ohio
+ Wilburn M. Johnson, born 15 Aug 1874 in Kansas; died June 9, 1928, in Oklahoma
. Della May Johnson (1897-1930)
. Clara Eglalia Johnson (1901-1992)
. Alfred Delano Johnson (1902-1962)
. Florence Edna Johnson (1904-1996)
. George Elmer Johnson (1908-1976)
+ Thresa London (1913-1982)
+ Dorothy Ethyl Polk (1912-1971)
+ Alma Hise (1910-2005)
. Arloa Johnson (1913-1913)
. Louis Clinton Johnson (1914-1914)

Hanna Mabel Long was my great grandmother on my motherís side of the family. When Hanna was born on September 14, 1874, in Ohio, her father, John and her mother, Arloa, were both 28 years of age. Arloa was the daughter of Warren E. Rose (1820-1912) and Hannah Miner (1825-1876) of Ohio. Warren and Hannah had three children but Hanna was the only one to survive to adulthood so she grew up as an only child.

John and Arloa moved from their home state of Ohio to Kansas about twelve years after the end of the American Civil War. The 1880 US Federal Census for Douglas, Butler County, Kansas, enumerated the first day of June, 1880, has a record of the John and Arloa Long family. John M. Long was a white, male, age 34 years, farmer, born in Ohio. Both his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Arloa J. Long was a white, female, age 33, wife, keeping house, born in Ohio. Both her parents were born in Ohio. Hannah M. Long was a white, female, age 5 years, daughter, born in Ohio.

Hanna had three sons and four daughters with Wilburn McClure Johnson between 1897 and 1914. But, her last two children a girl and a boy died in their first year of life. So, there were five that survived to adulthood.

John and Arloa moved their family to Oklahoma seven years before Oklahoma became a state. The 1900 US Federal Census for District 136, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, has a record of the John and Arloa Long household. John M. Long (age 54, born May 1846 in Ohio) and Arloa Long (age 53, born September 1846) were living in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma. Both John's and Arloa's parents were born in Ohio. John and Arloa were married in 1870. Arloa was the mother for four children and at the time of this census only one was still living. John was a carpet weaver by trade.

The next several lines of this section of the 1900 census has a record of the Wilburn and Mabel Johnson household. Wilburn Johnson was the head of household, white, male, born Aug 1874, age 25 years, married for four years, born in Kansas. His father was born in Ohio and his mother in Virginia. He was working as a farm laborer. He was able to read and speak English but not write. Mabel Johnson was the wife of Wilburn, white, female, born Sept 1874, age 25 years, married four years, she had one child who was still alive. She and her parents were born in Ohio. She was able to read, write and speak English. Dela Johnson was Wilburn's daughter, white, female, born Jan 1897 in Oklahoma Territory, and is three years old.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Bear Creek, Logan County, Oklahoma, is a record of the Wilburn and Mabell H. Johnson household. Wilburn Johnson was the head of household, male, white, age 35 years, married for 14 years, born about 1875 in Kansas He was working a farm that he was renting. His father was born in Ohio and his mother in Virginia. He could read and write English. Mabell H. Johnson was his wife, female, white, age 35 years, married for 14 years, she had five children all still living. She and her parents were born in Ohio. She could read and write English. Della M. Johnson was their daughter, female, white, age 13 years, born in Oklahoma. She could read and write English. Clara E. Johnson was their daughter, female, white, age 9 years, born in Oklahoma. She could read and write English. Alfred D. Johnson, son, male, white, age seven years, born in Oklahoma. Florence E. Johnson, daughter, female, white, five years old, born in Oklahoma. George E. Johnson, son, male, white, one year and nine months old, born in Oklahoma. John M. Long, Wilburn's father-in-law, male, white, age 63 years, widowed, born in Ohio. His father was born in "Scot English" and his mother in "Ire English." John was a traveling salesman selling notions and patent medicine. He could read and write English.

In the 1880 census the respondent to the census said that John Long's parents were born in Pennsylvania. In the 1900 census it was said they were born in Ohio. And here in the 1910 census his father was born in Scotland and his mother in Ireland. This appears to be a "long" story.

According to the 1920 US Federal Census Wilburn's family was still intact. The census for District 124 was enumerated on the second or third day of January 1920. All the kids were still at home. But, Wilburn and Mabell had moved the family to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. They were living at 2924 North Dewey. Wilburn and Alfred were supporting the family. Wilburn was "hauling" doing "job work" and Alfred was a "teamster" doing "job work." Alfred, Florence, and George had attended school since Sept. 1, 1919.

Wilburn McClure Johnson died on June 9, 1929, when he was 54 years old. The next year we find his widow living with her daughter Della and Della's husband Charles Graves in Oklahoma City.

The 1930 US Federal Census for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, had a record of the Charles and Della Graves household. Charles C. Graves was the head of household, male, white, age 35 years, married at age 25, able to read and write, born about 1895 in Oklahoma. Both his parents were born in Kansas. Charles is employed doing garden work. He was a veteran of the "WW" (World War; there had only been one as of 1930.). They did have a radio in the house. Della M. Graves was Charles wife, female, white, age 33 years, married at age 23, able to read and write, born about 1897 in Oklahoma. Her father was born in Kansas and her mother in Ohio. Rosalie M. Graves, daughter, female, white, age 8 years, not attending school, born in Oklahoma. Clifford A. Graves, son, male, white, age five years, not attending school, born in Oklahoma. Esther A. Graves, daughter, female, white, age three years, not attending school, born in Oklahoma. Mable Johnson, mother-in-law, female, white, age 55 years, widowed, able to read and write, born in Ohio. Both of Mables parents were born in Ohio.

In 1925 10 percent of households had radios. Five years later, it was still unusual enough to have a radio in the home that it was a question on the decennial US Federal Census. According to the 1930 Census 40.3% of households had a radio. E. R. A. Seligman estimated that, as of 1927, 75 percent of radios were bought on time. The percentage of households that purchased automobiles on installments increased from 4.9 percent in 1919 to 15.2 percent in 1929.

Della died as a young mother on April 22, 1930, at the age of 33, and was buried in Del City, Oklahoma. She left her husband a widower with three young children to raise. Mabel was there and helping but I donít know how long she stayed after Dellaís death. Charles moved the family to Anderson, Texas, where he took work as a fireman in a saw mill. By 1940 Mabel had moved out to Fresno, California, and was living with another of her daughterís named Clara.

The 1940 US Federal Census for Fresno County, California, has a record of the Zacheria and Clara Ham household. Zacheria J. Ham [Zechariah Jessie Ham] was the head of household, male, white, age 57 years, married, completed fourth grade, born about 1883 in Texas. He was working as a gardener in a private home. In 1935 the family had lived in Chavis, New Mexico. Clara E. Ham was his wife, female, white, age 39 years, married, completed fourth year of high school, born about 1901 in Oklahoma Territory. Betty J. Ham, daughter, female, white, age 10 years, born about 1930 in New Mexico, attended school or college some time since March 1, 1940. Eulalia May Ham, daughter, female, white, four years of age, born about 1936 in New Mexico. Mabel E. Ham, daughter, female, white, age three years, born about 1937 in California. John W. Ham, son, male, white, age one year, born about 1939 in California. Mabel Johnson, mother-in-law, female, white, age 65 years, widowed, completed seventh grade, born about 1875 in Ohio.

Twenty years after Dellaís death, Charles had moved to Fresno. Zachariah Ham had taken a notion, divorced his wife Clara (Johnson) Ham, and married Daisy Evelyn Zimmerman of Oregon. So, Clara the divorcee married Charles the widower of her dead sister Della. To all accounts they lived happily until Charles' death 16 Oct 1970.

Hanna survived her husband by twenty years and got to see her grandchildren grow up. She died at the age of 75 in Fresno, California, where she was living with her daughter, Clara. She was buried in Blanchard, Oklahoma.



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