EMERY M. LONG.
Emery M. Long, a highly esteemed resident of Napa county, has for a score of years been one of the successful and
enterprising ranchers of the Napa valley. His career presents, a record of faithful and conscientious service in
responsible positions prior to taking up his present vocation, and he has always enjoyed the absolute confidence
and respect of all who have been in any way associated with him. Mr. Long was born in Huron county, Ohio, on the
19th of December, 1846. His father came to California in 1849, and deciding to make his permanent future home in
this state, he returned east for his family in 1853 and brought them here, via Nicaragua. They came to Eldorado
county, locating at Negro Hill, where he went to work in the mines. At that time Negro Hill contained four thousand
white men and three thousand Chinamen, but now all that is left of the place is the memory of its former activity
as a mining town.
Emery M. Long secured his education in the public schools of that early period, their educational equipment and
methods being somewhat primitive as compared with those of our present day schools. However, he attained a fair
education there, which he has supplemented in the school of experience, and he is today a well informed man on
a wide range of subjects. He became a trusted employe in the United States mints at San Francisco and at Carson
City, Nevada, and then became storekeeper for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Oakland, California, having charge
of five warehouses, with five men under him. He held this responsible position for twenty-three years, during which
period he made a splendid record, and he was highly commended by the officers of the company. In 1905 Mr. Long
came to Napa county and bought the old York ranch, which he has devoted to the raising of prunes and grapes. He
keeps the ranch well improved and up-to-date in every respect and enjoys an excellent reputation as an enterprising
and progressive farmer.
Mr. Long was married to Miss Ada Underwood, who was born and reared in England, and they became the parents of
three children, Stanley M., Eastman E. and Ruth M. Mr. Long began life practically at the bottom of the ladder,
and he has climbed to the top with no outside aid, having earned the proud American title of self made man, and
he has also deservedly gained an exalted place in the confidence and good will of the entire community in which
he lives. He is eminently public spirited and heartily cooperates with his fellow citizens in all movements for
the improvement of the community in any way, likewise giving liberal support to all worthy benevolent or charitable
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Napa County, CA
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