Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JOHN C. LONG is a prominent citizen
of Paha, Washington, engaged in the livery and dray business, connected
with the business of buying and selling stock. Born in Garfield county,
Washington, February 18, 1881, he is the son of Clark and Ora (Saint) Long,
a sketch of whose lives is given in this history.
When a babe of two years, John C. Long was
taken by his parents to Ritzville, where he attended school until seventeen
years of age, when he left school to assist his father on the farm.
He was thus engaged until 1902, when he started in life for himself, engaging
in the business of raising stock. He now has eighty head of stock
of his own, two city lots, and a stone business block in which his business
is carried on, which block is one hundred feet square. He does a
first rate business, and keeps twelve horses continually at the command
of his patrons. During his earlier days he rode the range as a cow-boy
a great deal, and has seen some of the hardships of pioneer cow-boy life.
In fraternity circles, Mr. Long is a member
of the Modern Woodmen, and politically, he is an active Republican.
He at one time was elected constable of his precinct.