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Ellis Brown Long

Male 1916 - 1976


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  • Name  Ellis Brown Long  [1, 2
    Born  7 Feb 1916  Sublette, Haskell County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1920  Haskell Township, Haskell County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Ellis Long, son, male, white, age 4 8/12, single, born in Kansas, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Census  1930  Harper, Harper County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Living with his mother at the home of his grandmother, Mary A. Brown:) Ellis B. Long, grandson, male, white, age 14, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Kansas, father's birthplace Kentucky, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 70, could speak English, occupation news boy, nature of industry publishing company, occupation code 8890, wage earner, actively employed at time of census
    Census  1940  Harper, Harper County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Living with his grandmother, Mary A. Brown, and siblings Harlan and La Vera Long:) Ellis Long, grandson (code 4), male, white, age 24, single, did not attend school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of high school: 12 (4) (code 30), born in Kansas (code 70), lived in the same house in 1935, was working in private industry (code 1), hours worked in private sector March 24-30: 42, occupation truck driver, industry highway construction, wage/salary worker in private work (code 420) (code 119 1), 14 weeks worked in 1939, $325 earned in 1939, did not receive more than $50 from sources other than wages/salary

      Supplemental Questions/All Ages: Line #68: Ellis Long, father's birthplace Kentucky, mother's birthplace Iowa, childhood language: English, was not a veteran, veteran's wife, or child of veteran

      Supplemental Questions 14 and Older: had a Social Security number, Social Security deductions were not taken during 1939, deductions from what part of salary?: none usual occupation truck driver, usual industry highway construction, wage/salary worker in private work (code 420) (code v9 1)
    Died  7 Feb 1976  Harper, Harper County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 9
    Cause: a heart attack 
    Obituary  9 Feb 1976  Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Hutchinson News 
    • Argonia (KS) -- Ellis B. Long, 60, was found dead in front of his mother's home at Harper after a heart attack.

      Born February 7, 1916, at Sublette, he married Stella M. Shirley May 22, 1964, at Newkirk, Oklahoma. He was a carpenter and lived in Argonia for 11 years.

      He was a member of Argonia VFW post; Harper Methodist Church, and veteran of World War II. Survivors are widow; mother: Mrs. Emily Long, Harper; sons: Ellis Duane and Gerald W., both of Houston, Texas; stepson: Don Shirley, Wichita; stepdaughter: Mrs. La Von Loudermilk, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; brother: Harlin, Long Beach, California; sister: Mrs. La Vera Berthalf, Attica; five grandchildren.

      Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday (February 10, 1976) at Argonia Friends Church, Reverend Clarence Lanier. Burial will be in Harper Cemetery. Friends may call noon to 9 p.m. Monday at Argonia Mortuary.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Ellis Long; SSN: 512-10-7438; Born: 7 February 1916; Died: February 1976; State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (Before 1951)
    Death Record  Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File  [9
    • Name: Ellis Long; Birth Date: 7 February 1916; Death Date: 7 February 1976; SSN: 512107438; Branch 1: ARMY; Enlistment Date 1: 22 April 1944; Release Date 1: 31 January 1946
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 14266287 and U.S. Veterans Gravesites  [4
    • His grave is at the Harper Cemetery, Harper, Harper County, Kansas; memorial provided courtesy of Marlee (inactive). The epitaph on the stone is: "Ellis B. Long. Tec 5 US Army, World War II. February 7, 1916 - February 7, 1976"

      A headstone photograph was available online at the Find A Grave web site as of July 2012

      (U.S. Veterans Gravesites:) Name: Ellis B. Long; Service Info.: TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II; Birth Date: 7 February 1916; Death Date: 7 February 1976; Cemetery: Harper Cemetery; Cemetery Address: Harper, Kansas 67058
    Buried  10 Feb 1976  Harper Cemetery, Harper, Harper County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID  I55742  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Henry Long,   b. 1868, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1976, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emily Isabel Brown,   b. 3 Mar 1886, Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1978, Harper Hospital, Harper, Harper County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1910 and 1911  [1, 7
    Divorced  Between 1920 and 1930 
    Research 
    • By the time of the 1925 Kansas state census, Emily was already separated or divorced from William. She and the children were living in Harper County, Kansas, when that census was taken.
    Family ID  F22315  Group Sheet

    Family 1  (Wife - 55744) (Unknown) 
    Issue 
    • There were two sons from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22378  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Stella M. Shirley 
    Married  22 May 1964  Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22377  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Harper city, Ward 3, Banner Township, Harper County, Kansas; enumeration district: 39-14, supervisor's district: 8; sheet number: 13A, page number: 135; enumeration date: April 16, 1930

    2. [S12430] Ancestry Public Member: Long Family Tree (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7513] Long, Ellis Brown - Obituary, (originally published in The Hutchinson News, page 3, February 9 , 1976; Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S5113] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Haskell Township, Haskell County, Kansas; enumeration district: 38; supervisor's district: 7, sheet number: 15B, page number: 1; enumeration date: January 3, 1920

    8. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Harper city, Ward 3, Harper County, Kansas, supervisor's district: 11, enumeration district: 39-15, sheet number 11B, page number 113; enumeration date: April 12, 1940

    9. [S8003] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Reliability: 3).