Calvin A Long

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CALVIN A. LONG, of Leechburg, Armstrong county, was born in that borough Aug. 20, 1873, son of John R. Long. There he received his education in the public schools, attending high school until he reached the age of sixteen years. He then entered business life in his native borough, where he conducted a general store for four years. After that he was out of business until he opened his present establishment, in 1896, having the only department store in Leechburg. The store, which is located on Market street, is stocked with all the latest and most desirable merchandise in his line, and Mr. Long has become well known in and around Leechburg for the quality of his goods and the courteous service rendered to all who patronize his establishment. His high-principled business methods and personal interest in pleasing customers have made him popular with all who have had dealings with him. Few business men in Leechburg are better known or enjoy higher standing. He is vice president of the Acme Natural Gas Company of Leechburg, which operates several wells; he was one of the organizers and a director of the Leechburg Electric Light Plant, now the Pittsburgh & Allegheny Railway Company, which operates a line between Leechburg and Apollo. Mr. Long is also one of the stockholders in the First National Bank of Leechburg, of which his father is vice president.

In 1898 Mr. Long was married to Carrie Kirkwood, daughter of James Kirkwood, of Kittanning, Armstrong county. They have had two children: Chauncey, who died when three years old; and Kenneth.

Mr. Long is a past exalted ruler of the lodge of Elks and a member of the I.O.O.F. In politics he is associated with the Republican party.

Source: Page 951, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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