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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Long (1853-1919)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born in Ontario on 2 October 1853, started work as an operator on the Grand Trunk Railway, later moving to Toronto and working for the Livingstone Grain Company. He came to Emerson, Manitoba in 1882 as a representative of the grain company, later opening a private bank at Gretna and serving for four years as Mayor of Gretna. He moved to Winnipeg in 1907 and became associated with the Western Trust Company, Northern Fire Insurance Company, and the National Paving Company. He was also a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. He and wife Sadie had five children: William S. Long (b 1892), James E. Long (b 1894), Eileen “Ellen” Long (b 1896, wife of P. H. McNulty), Olive Long (b 1897), and Marquis J. Long (b 1900).

In poor health, Long moved his family to California where he died at Long Beach on 20 February 1919. His body was returned to Winnipeg and buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 24 February 1919, page 5.

Undated newspaper clipping, Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2011

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