Cora Belle Dalton

Descendants of Cora Belle Dalton

Generation No. 1

1. CORA BELLE3 DALTON (RICHMOND2, FRANCIS1) was born May 1863 in Stewartsville, Missouri, and died September 20, 1928 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas. She married FRANCIS "FRANK" LARRY LONG March 15, 1883 in Greenwood Co., Kansas1, son of ALEXANDER LONG and SUSANNA DUNLAVEY. He was born October 12, 1860 in Columbiana Co., Ohio, and died May 24, 1929 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas.


Cora Belle Dalton was born and reared on a farm near Stewartsville, Mo., and died at Virgil, kansas, September 20, 1928. She came to Greenwood county at the age of eighteen. She was married in 1883 to Frank Long, who with their three children, Isom and Fred of Virgil, and Mrs. Jessie Coffman of Hartford, Kansas, survive. Mr. and Mrs. Long moved to Virgil in 1912, their residence in the county covering a period of 45 years. Funeral services were conducted Friday in the United Brethren church of which she was a member, by Rev. T. D. Halbert, and interment was made in the Virgil cemetery.


According to the 1895 Kansas Census, a man by the name of Andrew Dalton (21 yrs old and presumably Cora's younger brother) was living with Frank and Cora. In between 1880 and 1900 Frank and Cora moved their family from Lane Township to Shellrock Township, both in Greenwood County, Kansas. In 1925 Frank and Cora were living in Virgil, Kansas. They made 200 lbs of butter that year, had 100 chickens, had sold $150.00 worth of chickens and eggs that year, had slaughtered or sold for slaughter $200.00 worth of livestock, owned a horse, two mules, two milk cows and a dog. Obituary states his name as Benjamin Franklin Long, but he is not called that through all the census records when he was growing up. Jesse Coffman's marriage certificate names him as Frank Larry Long.

Obituary: VIRGIL MAN DEAD Frank Long Succombs to Heart Attack, Friday. Frank Long, 68, for many years a resident of Virgil, died from a heart attack last Friday afternoon. Mr. Long had been ill for a couple of weeks but seemed much improved in health and had gone downtown for a short time Friday. On his way home, becoming exhausted, he stopped at the office of Dr. Nugent, Virgil physician, and phoned for his son to come for him in his car. Death came before his son arrived at the office. Benjamin Franklin Long was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, October 12, 1860. He came to Kansas at the age of eight years, locating with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Long, in Greenwood county, near Lamont, in which county he resided all the rest of his life. He passed away May 24th of apoplexy. He leaves three children, Fred and Isom of Virgil, and Jessie Coffman of Hartford; four brothers and two sisters and eight grandchildren, his wife having preceded him in death on last September 20th. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. T. D. Halbert at the United Brethren chruch. Interment was made in the Virgil Cemetery.

More About FRANCIS "FRANK" LARRY LONG: Burial: Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas Cause of Death: Apoplexy - Heart attack Occupation: Was a Farmer2

Children of CORA DALTON and FRANCIS LONG are: 2. i. ISOM GILBERT4 LONG, b. February 27, 1884, Greenwood County, Kansas; d. April 01, 1935, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas. 3. ii. HARRY FREDERICK "FRED" LONG, b. December 30, 1887, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas; d. January 31, 1940, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas. 4. iii. JESSIE VELMY LONG, b. September 08, 1889, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas; d. July 21, 1977, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas.

Generation No. 2

2. ISOM GILBERT4 LONG (CORA BELLE3 DALTON, RICHMOND2, FRANCIS1) was born February 27, 1884 in Greenwood County, Kansas, and died April 01, 1935 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas. He married ELIZABETH M. COFFMAN June 28, 1905 in Greenwood Co., Kansas3, daughter of JOHN COFFMAN and CARLOTTA BAKER. She was born September 18, 1878 in West Virginia, and died November 21, 1969 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas. Notes for ISOM GILBERT LONG: Was a good baseball player. He played catcher while his brother, Fred, was pitcher.

Notes for ELIZABETH M. COFFMAN: MRS. ISOM LONG DIES AT MADISON - Mrs. Isom (Elizabeth) Long, a resident of the Virgil community for 70 years, died in a Madison nursing home on November 21 (1969). She was born September 18, 1878 in Greensboro Parish, W. Va. and was married on June 28, 1905 in Virgil. Her husband preceded her in death April 1, 1935. Mrs. Long was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include two sons, Harry G. of Virgil and Billy B. of Wichita; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Nellie) Smith, Cherokee, Okla. and Mrs. Ray (Wanda) Rock, Overland Park; one brother, Lon Coffman of Hartford; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 23, in the United Methodist Church, with burial in the Virgil Cemetery. The Sexton-Perrill Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge.

Children of ISOM LONG and ELIZABETH COFFMAN are: 5. i. MARY ELLEN "NELLIE"5 LONG, b. Abt. 1906; d. Aft. 1990, Probably Prescott, Arizona. 6. ii. WANDA E. LONG, b. January 13, 1909; d. July 31, 1983, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas. iii. HARRY GLEN LONG, b. August 02, 1910, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas; d. July 20, 1975, Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas; m. MARY ELLEN SIMS, October 29, 1948, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas; b. December 03, 1920. Notes for HARRY GLEN LONG: On Headstone, Virgil, Kansas: Harry Glen Long TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II 1910 1975 Obituary: Harry Glen Long Funeral Services for Harry Glen Long, a retired checker for Santa Fe Trails Transportation, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church at Virgil conducted by Rev. John Evans with burial in the Virgil Cemetery. he died Sunday in the Greenwood County hospital in Eureka. The son of Isom Gilbert and Elizabeth Coffman Long, he was born August 2nd, 1910 in Virgil. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Teamsters Union 795 of Wichita, and he was a veteran of World War II. On Oct. 29th, 1948, he was married to Mary Ellen Sims in Wichita. Survivors include his wife; a brother Billy, Wichita; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Smith, Cherokee, Okla., and Mrs. Raymond Rock, Overland Park. Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established with the Heart Association.

More About HARRY GLEN LONG: Burial: July 22, 1975, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas Military service: WW II

7. iv. ROBERT "BILLY" B. LONG, b. Abt. 1920. 3. HARRY FREDERICK "FRED"4 LONG (CORA BELLE3 DALTON, RICHMOND2, FRANCIS1) was born December 30, 1887 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas, and died January 31, 1940 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas. He married ALMA VALENTINE KALTENBACH October 15, 1913. She was born February 14, 1893 in Kansas, and died January 01, 1991 in Westminster, Colorado. Notes for HARRY FREDERICK "FRED" LONG: Gambled on everything - everyday. Ran a liquor store in Eureka. After he died, Fred, Jr. and Helen ran the store. Was a good baseball player - Mr. Honeyman, Greenwood County Historical Society.

Obituary: HARRY FREDERICK LONG Harry Frederick Long, age 52, died at his home in Virgil Wednesday, January 31 (1940). Mr. Long was born on a farm two miles north of Virgil December 30, 1887, and spent his entire life in Greenwood County. He attended school in Virgil and took a business course in Iola. On October 15, 1913, he was united in marriage to Miss Alma Kaltenbach of Toronto and they have made their home in Virgil throughout their entire married life, where Mr. Long was engaged in the mercantile business. Mr. Long is survived by his wife, a son Fred Jr., of Topeka, and a daughter, Patricia, at home. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Jesse Coffman, and other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good friend and neighbor and held the respect and esteem of the entire community. Funeral service was held from the United Brethren Church in Virgil Friday, February 2, conducted by Rev. E. C. Smith, assisted by Rev. Melvin M. Cammack. Burial was in the Virgil Cemetery. Relatives and friends from Eureka who attended the funeral service are Mr. and Mrs. Glen D. Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Rose, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Wiggins, Mrs. W. T. Grove. FRED LONG DIES Fred Long, aged about 52 years, died at his home in Virgil, Wednesday, January 31. Mr. Long operated a confectionery, a business which he purchased from M. M. Osborn, twenty-seven years ago. He is survived by his wife and son. He was a former baseball pitcher and is well known in this section of the state. More About HARRY FREDERICK "FRED" LONG: Burial: Buried in Virgil Cemetery Occupation: Was a Merchant

Notes for ALMA VALENTINE KALTENBACH: ALMA LONG Alma Valentine Kaltenbach Long, a long time resident of Eureka, died on January 1, 1991, at the age of 97. She died at Westminster, Colo., where she had made her home the past 15 years. Mrs. Long was born on February 14, 1893. Mrs. Long was Clerk of the District Court of Greenwood County from 1940 until her retirement. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Eureka and active in the Queen Bess Chapter of the Eastern Star, where she had been a past Worthy Matron. She was also active in Republican party activities and was associated with the Eureka Kiwanis Club where she played piano for their weekly luncheons. Alma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Scott Symcox of Westminster, Colo.; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Long; her son and daughter-in-law Fred and Helen Long; and a granddaughter. Memorial services were held at the Westminster United Methodist Church on Friday, January 4, 1991. Mrs. Long's ashes will be returned to Virgil for burial at a later date. More About ALMA VALENTINE KALTENBACH: Fact 1: January 04, 1991, Was Cremated

Children of HARRY LONG and ALMA KALTENBACH are: 8. i. FREDERICK HARRY5 LONG, JR., b. August 27, 1916, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas; d. September 27, 1960, Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas. 9. ii. PATRICIA LONG, b. June 25, 1926, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas; d. May 17, 1994, Estes Park, Colorado. 4. JESSIE VELMY4 LONG (CORA BELLE3 DALTON, RICHMOND2, FRANCIS1) was born September 08, 1889 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas, and died July 21, 1977 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas. She married LONNIE "LON" LEWIS COFFMAN June 12, 1907 in Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas, son of JOHN COFFMAN and CARLOTTA BAKER. He was born November 18, 1884 in Lewisburg, Greenbrier, West Virginia, and died December 28, 1972 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas. Notes for JESSIE VELMY LONG: Mrs. Lon Coffman Dies Hartford -- Mrs. Lon L. Coffman, a Hartford resident since 1916, died Thursday at Newman Memorial County Hospital in Emporia. Graveside services will be held at the Hartford Cemetery Monday morning at 11 o'clock, with the Rev. Steve Lee officiating. A memorial fund has been established with the United Methodist Women at the Hartford United Methodist Church. Jessie Long was born Sept. 8, 1889, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Long. She married Lon L. Coffman, June 8, 1907, in Virgil. he died Dec. 28, 1972. Mrs. Coffman was a member of the Hartford United Methodist Church, the Sunflower Club and the Hartford Bridge Club. She was a 50-year member of Orphah Chapter 140, Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Coffman is survived by one son, Frank Coffman, Prescott, Ariz.; and two granddaugthers and one great-grandson. One son, Allen Coffman, died Nov. 1, 1974. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Isom and Fred Long. Jones Funeral Home at Lebo is in charge of arrangements. More About JESSIE VELMY LONG: Burial: July 25, 1977, Hartford, Lyon, Kansas

Notes for LONNIE "LON" LEWIS COFFMAN: [Long.FTW] Came to Scranton, Kansas in 1884 Children of JESSIE LONG and LONNIE COFFMAN are: 10. i. LEWIS ALLEN5 COFFMAN, b. April 10, 1908, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas; d. November 01, 1974, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas. ii. JOHN "FRANK" FRANKLIN COFFMAN, b. January 08, 1910, Virgil, Greenwood, Kansas; d. August 01, 1990, Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona; m. JOANNE //; d. Bef. 1990. More About JOHN "FRANK" FRANKLIN COFFMAN: Burial: Burlington, Greenwood, Kansas

Endnotes 1. Greenwood County Marriage Book, C 46. 2. Merge of Dunlavey File, Date of Import: Jan 17, 1999. 3. Greenwood County Marriage Book, F 220.

All information furnished by Jean Feaster.


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