Notes for John Marshall LONG

John was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 28, 1987 on a solo trip from Lake Tahoe to Sunnyvale in the Sierras near Jackson on Route 88. He lost control of the bike on a right-hand turn and was run over by a logging truck.

John owned and operated John Long Photography in Palo Alto, California.

Notes for Wilmer Henry LONG

Wilmer graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, about 1924 and from Lancaster Theological Seminary about 1927.

Wilmer served as pastor in Sabillasville, MD, from 1927-1929; in Fleetwood, PA, from 1929-1943; and in Norristown, PA, from 1943-1954.

Wilmer served as head of Philadelphia Synod which became the Penn Southeast Conference; Chester Springs, PA; and then lived at Quakertown for 2 years.

Wilmer loved hunting and fishing and always had a hunting dog. Pheasant hunting was the favorite. His mother died when he was 12 and he went to live with Uncle and Aunt Craig on a farm near Millgrove through high school. He told about hauling vegetables over the hill by horse drawn wagon to Shenendoa, starting out very early in the morning. He was the only child of his family who got a college degree, which was generally held against him by his family. His father had wanted him to help with the cement block making and garage business.

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