Sim Perry Long
1944

SIM P. LONG DIES AT HIS HOME HERE

 
Prominent Real Estate man was Ill for Four Months.
 Sim Perry Long 65, prominent Chattanooga real estate operator and owner of extensive farm property, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 1112 Dallas Road, after an illness of four months.
 A native Chattanoogan, Mr. Long was born on January 30, 1879. He was the son of the late John T. Long and Mrs. Elizabeth Roberson Long, who moved to this section from Ohio. The Longs first settled in Meigs County and later moved into Hamilton County, settling on a farm at Ooltewah.**  They then moved to Chattanooga.
 Sim Perry Long made his first appearance in the business life of the city at the age of 12 or 13 when he delivered groceries for C. C. Wells.
 A prominent Chattanooga woman told Mr. Long some time ago that her memory went back to "a bright, smiling and friendly boy who brought the groceries."

FATHER RAILROAD ENGINEER

 
Mr. Long's father was a railroad engineer and is said to have been the man who brought the first train to Chattanooga over the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway, which is now part of the Southern Railway System.
 Mr. Long was in the real estate business for many years and specialized in the handling of farms and large acreage of mineral and timber lands. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Chattanooga Half-Century Club.
 One June 12, 1912, he married Miss Sophia Scholze. He is survived by his wife; a son Lt. Robert S. Long, now serving in France; four daughters, Miss Nelsie Long, who is with the American Red Cross in Africa; Miss Sylvia Long of this city, Mrs. Elizabeth Long Mixter, wife of Lt. Roger Mixter, stationed at a camp in the East, and Mrs. Gertrude Long Richardson, Wife of Capt. William Richardson, now in Australia; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Joan Mixter, and a brother, Matt Long of Cleveland, TN.
 Funeral services will be held from the Long home at 10:20 a.m. tomorrow, with Dr. James L. Fowle, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Forrest Hills Cemetery.
 Officers and directors of the Half-Century Club and member who were close friends of Mr. Long will serve as an honorary escort, it was announced.
The Chattanooga Times, September 22, 1944. 

 

Note from submitter: The LONG family was from Virginia, by way of Kentucky and Marion County, TN
     the Robeson (Correct spelling) family  was from Pennsylvania by way of (West) Virginia and McMinn County, TN.
 

 

Submitted by Phebe Morgan
phebem@comcast.net