Eugene C. Long is a well known and much esteemed citizen of Rutland
township, LaSalle county, where he has spent his entire life, his birth
having occurred in Rutland township, January 26, 1857. Lewis Long, his
father, has been a prominent and influential citizen of the county for many
years. He and his wife, whose maiden name was Emily Barber, were the parents
of eight children, seven of whom are living, namely: Eugene C.; Emma F., the
wife of Gaylord States, of Miller township; Charles W., of Rutland township;
Ruth Inez, the wife of George Funkle, of Marseilles; Bertha A., the wife of
F. Spencer, of Rutland township; and Lewis Walter and Arthur F., at their
Eugene C. Long was reared on a farm, and, being the oldest of a large number of children, early became his father's assistant. In his boyhood he was inured to the various kinds of farm work and for two or three years after attaining his majority he was connected with the brick and tile manufactory at Marseilles. Returning to the home farm, he again directed his attention to agricultural pursuits, which he has continued up to the present time, now having full charge of the farming operations at the home place. Mr. Long is a member of several social orders, and is an officer in the Knights of Pythias Lodge, No. 62, of Marseilles. Politically he is a Republican, but has never been an aspirant for political honors, preferring to devote his attention to the vocation in life in which he has met with creditable and honorable success.
Extracted 13 Jun 2019 by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois, published in 1900, volume 2, pages 676-677.