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First Generation

1. Elza Ershel1 Long, son of John Grant Long and Lina Baker, (#3) was born in Rocky Comfort, Missouri April 16, 1910.(1) Elza died January 15, 1975 in Modesto, California, at 64 years of age. His body was interred January 20, 1975 in Bremerton, Washington, Miller Woodlawn.

He married Bernice Willie Gentry in Rocky Comfort, Missouri, July 26, 1932. Origianl Marriage Certificate held by Penny Young (Bernice Willie Gentry is #2.)

Bernice was born in Arkansas December 22, 1913. Bernice was the daughter of Lebanuel Gentry and Loney Mercer. Bernice died November 4, 1993 in Modesto, California, at 79 years of age. Her body was interred November 11, 1993 in Bremerton, Washington, Miller Woodlawn Memorial Park. At 19 years of age Bernice became the mother of Modena Mae Long May 5, 1933. At 20 years of age Bernice became the mother of Wanda Leigh Long July 14, 1934. At 25 years of age Bernice became the mother of Maurine Long August 16, 1939. At 27 years of age Bernice became the mother of Barbara Ann Long January 30, 1941. At 39 years of age Bernice became the mother of Penny Lynn Long in Bainbridge Island, Washington, February 13, 1953.

At 22 years of age Elza became the father of Modena Mae Long May 5, 1933. He was baptized in Ridgley, Missouri, 1933. Religion: Baptist.(2) Baptist Church

At 24 years of age Elza became the father of Wanda Leigh Long July 14, 1934. At 29 years of age Elza became the father of Maurine Long August 16, 1939. At 30 years of age Elza became the father of Barbara Ann Long January 30, 1941. At 42 years of age Elza became the father of Penny Lynn Long in Bainbridge Island, Washington, February 13, 1953. Elza retired in Bremerton, Washington, May 26, 1972.(3)

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Elza Ershel Long and Bernice Willie Gentry had the following children:

child + 2 i. Modena Mae2 Long was born May 5, 1933.

child + 3 ii. Wanda Leigh Long was born July 14, 1934.

child + 4 iii. Maurine Long was born August 16, 1939.

child + 5 iv. Barbara Ann Long was born January 30, 1941.

child + 6 v. Penny Lynn Long was born February 13, 1953.

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