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HON. E. H. LONG, M. D., President of the Oklahoma Magnetic Healing Institute, is a man of wide prominence and is one of the largest land owners of Oklahoma, being located near El Reno, Canadian county. Dr. Long was born in Washington county, Ind., October 12, 1841, and is a son of Harrison and Sarah (Hardin) Long. His grandfather, William, was born in Kentucky, and lived there until his death. Harrison Long was born in Kentucky, and was an early settler in Washington county, Ind., where he owned four farms and was a large stock raiser. He died at the age of forty-five years. In politics he was a Democrat. He married Sarah Hardin, who came of a prominent family of Hardin county, Ky. which county derived its name from the family. Her father was Elisha Hardin, who died in Indiana. She died in Oklahoma in 1895. Six boys and five girls were born to this union, and three sons are now living. G. W. Long, who was a noncommissioned officer in the Ninety-third Illinois Infantry during the Civil War, was seriously wounded at Chickamauga, and now resides at Shawneetown, Ill. J. M. Long served in a Kentucky regiment during the Mexican war, and now lives in Linn county, Kans.

The Hon. E. H. Long was reared on a farm in Indiana, and attended the district schools. When fourteen years old he began clerking in a store, and at the age of nineteen entered upon the study of medicine with Dr. W. W. Duncan. of Clay county, Ill. He began practicing in 1864 in Clay county, Ill., and in 1865 was commissioned by Governor Yates as second lieutenant of Company C, One Hundred and Forty-third Illinois Infantry, serving until the close of the war. After he was mustered out he continued his practice and also engaged in the stock business and farming near Lewisville, Clay county, Ill., where he owned several farms, aggregating three hundred and twenty acres. While practicing there he took a course of study the Eclectic Medical College of Philadelphia, in which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1873. He removed to Springfield, Mo., in 1878, and practiced there until 1879, when he located in Fall River, Elk County, Kans., there continuing his professional work. In February, 1889, he removed to No Man's Land, Beaver county, Okla., and practiced in Benton, also engaging extensively in raising cattle and horses. Beaver county was opened April 22, 1889, and was the seventh County. He bought and owned one and one-half sections of land, which he improved and cultivated. In August, 1890, he was elected to the first territorial legislature from Beaver County, receiving a majority of two hundred and twenty-one votes over his two opponents. The doctor is a strong Democrat in his political affiliations, and ran on the straight Democratic ticket. He served during a stormy session of hundred and twenty days, and took a very active part in the work. In November, 1895, he located in Canadian county, O. T., purchasing a twelve miles northeast of El Reno. He is still extensively engaged in, raising thorough and standard bred horses, having about sixty-five head of fine horses now, but has closed out his cattle business. He extensively invested in farm lands, and now owns three thousand and acres, which he has planted to grain of all konds. For years he has practiced magnetic healing, the treatment being by the mind or hands, and is now associated with Professor rehead. He is president of the Oklahoma Magnetic Healing Institute, a chartered instition.

Long was married in Clay county, Ill., with Catherine Smith, who was born at Paola, Ind., and they have six children living: G. W., lives on one of his father's farms; Mrs. Margaret C. Russell of Canadian county; Mrs. Lillie O. Moore of Beaver county; Mrs. Laura Hulit of Chickasha, I. T.; Mrs. Bessie Hulit of Chickasha, I. T.; and Frances, who lives at home. Religiously, Mrs. Long is a member of the M. E. church.