George W. Long, a progressive and efficient farmer residing on section 6, Denver township, was born in Livingston
county, Missouri, on the 10th of October, 1879. His parents, James M. and Martha Josephine (Wilson) Long, were
natives of Pennsylvania but resided for many years in Missouri, where the mother passed away. In September, 1904,
the father came to Adams county, Nebraska, whence he subsequently removed to the state of Washington. After living
there for a year he returned to this county and is now living on an eighty acre farm on section 5, Denver township,
which is owned by our subject. There were three children in the family, of whom one died in infancy, the others
being: George W.; and Marguerite, who gave her hand in marriage to J. L. Fullerton, the owner of a flour and feed
store in Hastings.
George W. Long remained in Missouri until he was twenty years of age and is indebted for his education to the public
schools of the state. Through assisting his father with the work of the home farm he gained valuable knowledge
concerning practical methods of agriculture and after his removal to Adams county, Nebraska, in 1904, he purchased
an eighty acre tract three miles north of his present farm. Subsequently he bought a quarter section in West Blue
township which Bentley Brown now owns. After selling that place Mr. Long went to Kansas, where he purchased two
farms, which he later disposed of. He next bought land in Hamilton county, Nebraska, but after holding it for some
time sold out and returned to Adams county, purchasing land in Denver township. However, he resides on a rented
farm, which is owned by Edwin A. Carl and which comprises one hundred and sixty acres on section 6, Denver township.
He has operated this place for five years and his well directed labors are rewarded by good financial returns.
He does general farming, raising grain and Stock, paying especial attention to the raising of thoroughbred Poland
In 1901 occurred the marriage of Mr. Long and Miss Nannie Bruce, who was born in Sheridan county, Missouri, of
the marriage of Daniel and Sarah Bruce. Two children have been born to this union, namely: Gladys, born on the
23d of February, 1906; and Alice, seven years old.
Mr. Long supports the democratic party at the polls as he believes firmly in the wisdom of its policies. He is
well known in local fraternal circles, belonging to the Modern Woodmen, the Knights of Pythias and the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, all of Juniata. He is very active in the work of the Methodist Episcopal church at Juniata,
to which he belongs, and for three years has served as superintendent of the Sunday school. His life has been guided
by the highest principles of morality and all who have come in contact with him testify to his integrity and regard
for the rights of others. In his farm work he is at once practical and progressive and the gratifying measure of
success which he has gained is due entirely to his own efforts.
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