Friday, November 6, 2015

Archie Long, Firefighter

Archie P. Long was born on September 5, 1875 in New Haven, Indiana, to August and Edith (Compton) Long. For twenty-eight years, Archie Long was a firefighter with the Sandusky Fire Department. He joined the fire department on January 18, 1910, and he was promoted to Lieutenant on May 11, 1917. On November 6, 1939, Archie Long died at the age of 64, from heart disease. Funeral services for Archie Long were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Edith Long, and he was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Sandusky Fire Department and members of the Santa Clara Camp, Spanish American War Veterans. Honorary pallbearers were Former Fire Chief John Curtis, former Assistant Fire Chief Dan Diskin, former Captain Tom Nolan, former fireman Joseph Schneider, Fire Chief W. McLaughlin and Assistant Fire Chief Clarence Owen. Archie Long was a veteran of the Spanish American War. He was survived by his mother and two sisters. An obituary for Archie P. Long is found in the 1939 OBITUARY NOTEBOOK at the Sandusky Library.

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