Biography of Mrs. Almira Long (w/o Benjamin H.)
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Long, Mrs. Almira, Tonawanda.-Hon. Benjamin H. Long was born in Tonawanda, October 15, 1832, a son of Benjamin Long who came to Tonawanda in 1828, and was among the pioneer settlers of that town. Benjamin H. Long was educated in the common schools and was graduated from the Lima Institute and from Harvard College in 1856. He then went to Buffalo and read law with Judge Green; after being admitted to the bar he came to Tonawanda and practiced law and in 1861 was elected to the Assembly. In 1859 he married Almira Josselyn, daughter of Aaron Benedict, and they had four daughters: Mrs. Etta M. Huff, Mrs. Elizabeth F. Haskell, Mrs. Nellie A. Calkins and Mary McCoy, who died in 1894. Mr. Long was one of the leading men of the town, taking an active part in its growth and development. He died in 1878.


Source:
Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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