Michael Keck LONG Vernice O JENKINS Mini tree diagram

Roy A LONG1,5,2,3,4

16th Aug 19081,2,3,4 - 31st May 19813,4,2

Life History

16th Aug 1908

Born in Oklahoma.1,2,3,4

1st Aug 1931

Married Vernice O JENKINS in DeQueen, Sevier, Arkansas.1

about Jan 1933

Birth of son Michael Keck LONG in Buena Park, Orange, California.6,1,7

31st May 1981

Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.3,4,2


  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Vernice Jenkins
    Gender Female
    Age 21, Birth Year abt 1910
    Residence Maud, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
    Spouse's Name Roy Long
    Spouse's Gender Male
    Spouse's Age 23
    Spouse's Residence Maud, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
    Marriage 1 Aug 1931 Sevier County
    Marriage License Date 1 Aug 1931

    In the 1940 census, his wife Vernice Jenkins was reported as a widowand living in her father's home, and was reported under her maidenname.  Roy reported his status as Single.  The 1940 census reportsthat in 1935, Roy was living in Osage County, Oklahoma, on the Kansasborder, and by 1940 had moved east to Maryland, where he was workingat a horse racing track.

    1940 Federal Census, Harford County, Maryland, 25 April, Havrede GraceRace Track, District 13-9, page 89B, No Hse#
    Long, Roy  M W 32 Single Grade 8 b Oklahoma Rural Osage County, Oklain 1935 Exercise Boy

    But in his death records, Roy was reported as Divorced.  The birthlocation in Oklahoma supports the identity of this record for thehusband of Vernice Jenkins.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Roy Long
    Born 16 Aug 1908
    Died May 1981
    Last Benefit Latonia, Kenton, Kentucky 41015
    Last Residence Covington, Kenton, Kentucky 41011
    SSN 372-16-1206 issued Michigan (Before 1951)

    A matching memorial on Find a Grave could be for Roy A Long, but thename on the gravestone is Roy C Long.  The grave has only the year ofbirth and death, which do match for Roy A Long.  The burial locationis in Virginia, which could be for the same person.  SInce Roy Long,who appears in the 1940 census record above, was involved with a racetrack in Maryland, he may have also working in Kentucky, a huge horseranching and racing area, and perhaps Virginia as well.

    Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007
    Roy A Long, Widowed
    Birth 1908 Oklahoma, United States
    Death 31 May 1981 University Hosp. Cinci General, Cincinnati,Hamilton, Ohio
    Age at Death 73
    Social Security #372-16-1206
    Certificate #042836

    There are two death certificates for what appears to be the sameperson.  One in Ohio, and another across the river in Kentucky.  Thedate of death is the same, which matches the months and year of deathreported by Social Security.  The Kentucky death certificate reportsthat death occurred in Ohio.

    Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
    Roy A Long
    Death 31 May 1981 Ohio
    Age 73
    Residence Kenton County
    Volume 906, Certificate 1063

    The following burial memorial may be for the right Roy Long, since theyears reported on the gravestone match the full birth and death dateswe have from earlier records for Roy A Long of Oklahoma.  The memorialdoes not report any family relationships to assist in identification.

    Roy C Long
    Birth 1908
    Death 1981
    Inscription:  PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II
    Burial Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia
    Created by Willis Jensen Aug 03, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #74335202,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74335202&ref=acom&ftm=1

    A matching record has been found for Roy C Long in Giles County,Virginia and a similar WWII draft registration.  Do the dates for RoyA Long int he other records may refer to this Roy C Long in MontgomeryCounty, Virginia.  The WWII enlistment record reports him born inVirginia, not Oklahoma, like Vernice Jenkins' husband.

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Roy C Long
    Birth 1908 Virginia
    Residence Giles County, Virginia
    Enlistment Date 23 Oct 1942 Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky
    Rank Private
    Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus sixmonths, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwiseaccording to law
    Farmer Grammar school Education
    Marital Status Single, without dependents
    Height 73
    Weight 178


  • 1. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 2. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007
  • 3. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 4. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
  • 5. 1940 Federal Census, Harford County, Maryland
    • 25 April, Havrede Grace Race Track, District 13-9, page 89B, No Hse#
  • 6. Photos of Julia Virginia Jenkins, in possession of Orville BoydJenkins
  • 7. 1940 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 7 May, Shawnee, District 63-54B, page 62A, 417 1/2 Tennessee St, Hse

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