An American Family History

Horace Mickel Long

Hamilton County, Nebraska was formed in 1870.

The first U.S. railroad opened in the 1830s. In 1869 the first transcontinental railway was completed.

Horace Mickel Long was born October 9, 1884 in Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska. His father were probably John H. Long and Sarah Freestone. When he was born they were 71 and 44. According to the 1900 census, his father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Ohio. Other census records indicate that his father was born in Ohio and his mother in Indiana.

At the time of the 1900 census he was living with his family in Aurora, Nebraska.

Before 1910, Horace married Cora V. Welch. Cora was born on June 24, 1873 in Clinton County, Ohio. Her parents were Abraham Welch and Jane Conklin.

Cora had been married before and already had three children:
Fred Leslie Troup (1894),
Zelda CecilTroup (1896), and
Druzella M. Troup (1899).

Horace and Cora had one daughter:
Hazel Mildred Long (1908, married Royal Henry Brune and John Herbert Osbeck).

In 1910 the household consisted of Horace M. age 27, Cora V. age 35, their daughter Hazel age 1½ years old and Cora's children Fred L. Troupe age 15, Cecil Troupe age 13 and Bruezella Troupe age 10. Horace's father John H. age 97, and Edith L. Classen who was 18 and a boarder also lived with the family. Horace was a fireman on the railroad.

In 1920 Cora was living with Hazel and her children in Lincoln. She said she was a widow.

Horace married Etta Pearl Titus about 1911. Etta was born August 24, 1894 Syracuse, Otoe Nebraska. Her parents were Fred Emmons Titus and Emma Jane Liles.

Horace and Etta's children included:
Leon W. Long (1912),
Frederick John Long (1917, married Betty Warfield),
Dorothy O. Long (1920) and
Horace M. Long (1922, married Delma Ruth Hoffman).

In 1920 Horace was living with his new wife Etta P. and their sons Leon and Frederick.

In 1930 45 year old Horace was divorced and living in Lincoln with sons Fred J. Long age 13 and Horace M. Long age 8.

Horace died on November 30, 1946 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was buried in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln with his son Horace.
Children of John H. Long
and Mary LeFevre:
  • Thomas Long
  • Elizabeth J. Long
  • Rebecca M. Long Richards
  • John H. Long
  • Margaret Long

  • Children of John and Sarah:
  • Jerome Chancey Long
  • Wesley Long
  • Jacob Long

    Children of John
  • and Sarah Freestone:
  • Mary Ann Brinson Marshall Spafford
  • George Long
  • Harry Hurburt Long
  • Rosa May Long Myers
  • Horace Mickel Long
  • David Alvin Long
  • Nebraska was not settled by many European-Americans until 1848. In the 1860s, the government took Native American land and opened it for homesteaders. Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867,