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Peter Long

Canadian Co., Oklahoma

The El Reno News

Friday, June 25, 1897.

Death at 76, Peter Long of near Yukon, died Sunday at the ripe old age of 76 years and was buried Monday from the Baptist Church at Yukon. The funeral services were conducted by Reverends Morrison, and Hendrickson, of Yukon. Mr. Long has been identified with Oklahoma from its beginning. At a time when the accorded three-score years and ten had come and gone in his life, when most men would be content to rest from their labors during their remaining days, the unconquerable, energetic spirit of Uncle Peter Long, as he was familiarly known, pushed into the new country and became on of our prosperous farmers.

During the past year an older brother of Mr. Long's died in Blaine Co., And so even in this new country old age discovers here and there a victim, and carries him into the great unknown beyond.

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Yukon Weekley

Yukon, Oklahoma Territory

Thursday June 24, 1897

Peter Long Died: Sunday last, at 2:00 P.M., at his home west of town, Peter Long. Uncle Peter, as he was known to everybody, was one of the landmarks of the community, and though of advanced age he took an active interest in the affairs of life until a few days before his death. He was a mason of high degree, and quite a number of the members of El Reno Lodge assisted the home lodge in the burial service. Revs. Morrioson and Hendrickson conducted the funeral services.