Location: Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Surnames/tags: long Yorkshire
HULL TIMES, February 19th 1927 DEATH - We regret to record the death of Mr John James Long, which as briefly announced in our columns, took place suddenly after four days’ illness last week. Deceased was a victim of influenza, was 68 years of age, and was a popular officer in the East Riding Police Force for 26 years, during which he was stationed at Sutton-on-Hull, Driffield, Wetwang, Staxton, Filey, Flamborough and Eastrington, and retired on pension 16 years ago.
He was the son of the late Mr Charles Long, of an old Yorkshire family, of Goodmanham, near Market Weighton, and was thus well known throughout the East Riding. News of his demise will be received with regret throughout a widespread district. By a sad coincidence two members of this old family passed away within a few hours of each other, the death of the deceased’s uncle, the late ex-Inspector [George] Long of Market Weighton, taking placed only two days before. Since his retirement Mr Long had resided at Eastrington where he and his family (including 5 sons and 5 daughters) have won the esteem and respect of a wide circle of friends. For 15 years Mr Long has been local agent for the “Hull Daily Mail” and “Hull Times”.
The interment took place in the village cemetery last week-end, an impressive service being conducted by the Rev. W P Hains (vicar) when many relations and friends paid a last tribute of respect. Inspector Calam (Howden) was present and the following members of the E R Police Force acted as bearers: Police Constables Rex, Smith, Atkinson, Bromley, Wilson, Riley, Leighton and Pittaway.
The chief mourners were Mrs Long (widow), Mr Arthur Long, Mr Charles Long, Mr Reginald Long and Mr George Long (sons), Mrs E Taylor (North Cave), Mrs Clappison (Hull), Mrs F Thomas (South Cave), Miss Gwennie Long and Miss Millie Long (daughters), Mr R Long (Wortley, brother), Mrs Jackson (Hull, sister), Mr H Thomas (son-in-law), Mrs A Long (daughter-in-law), Mr Jackson (brother-in-law), Mr E Taylor (son-in-law), Mr and Mrs Snelling (brother-in-law and sister-in-law). Amongst others were Mr J P Powls, Mr J R Wright, Mrs R T Nurse, Mr and Mrs R T White (Stonebridge House), Mrs Atkinson (Hive), Mrs F Hawcroft, Mr Hammond, Mr and Miss N Denison, Miss L Hodgson, Mr J H Thompson, Mr and Mrs Skelley, Mrs Artley, Mrs J Lilley, Mrs Pollard, etc.
Floral tributes were from “wife and family”, “Arthur and May and children, Dunswell”, “Ted, Olive and Joan, Hull”, “Mrs Percy and Annie”, “Flo and Harry”, “Carrie, Ernest and the children”, “Members of the East Riding Constabulary”. Mr R T Nurse had the arrangements in hand.