Roy A LONG Vernice O JENKINS Mini tree diagram
Michael Keck LONG

Michael Keck LONG1

about Jan 19331,2,3 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about Jan 1933

Born in Buena Park, Orange, California.1,2,3




  • Michael Keck Long He is known from a photo sent by his mother to hergrandfather and step-grandmother when Michael Keck was 4 months old.Family events make it appear that Keck was born about 1933.  Hisparents were married in August 1931 in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.

    Notes on the back of the photo identify Michael Keck as 4 months old,with the city name Buena Park , California.  Buena Park is in OrangeCounty, California, just south of Los Angeles County.

    Notes on the back of a baby photo of Michael Keck Long, by his mother,Verneice Jenkins Long:
    "Grandpa and Grandma Jenkins,  From Michael Keck  4 months, 22 daysold  Buena Park, Calif.  21 lbs 9 oz"
    Added by Julia Virginia (Jennie) Terry Jenkins:  "Verneice's son."
    Added by Aretha Tucker Jenkins, from identification by Orville LeeJenkins (Jennie's son):  "Everett's daughter's son."
    Found in the photos of Jennie Jenkins, in possession of Orville BoydJenkins

    Keck's p[arents wre married in an Arkansas border town, while theywere living in Oklahoma.  Michael was in Buena Park at age 4 months.So Keck was born in Oklahoma then they moved to California, or theymoved in the next couple of years or so after their marriage, where hewas born in Orange County, California.

    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

    We can place his birth at around 1933, sicne they divorced in abotu1934.

    In the 1940 census, Verneice is reported as Divorced and living withher divorced father.  There is no child reported in the household, soit is unknown where her son Michael Keck Long was at that time.  A1940 census record for what appears to be this Keck's father Roy Longis found in Harford, Maryland, where he is reported as Single (notDivorced), and working in a horse facility.  His residence in 1935 isreported as rural Osage County, Oklahoma.  Osage County is on theKansas border.  Roy and Verneice must have divorced about 1934 or so.

    1940 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, 7 May, Shawnee,District 63-54B, page 62A, 417 1/2 Tennessee St, Hse #242, Rents $20
    Jenkins, James E  Head M W 52 Divorced Grade H-4 b Texas Same place in1935 Salesman, Clothing Store
    Jenkins, Verniece A Dau F W 29 Divorced Grade H-4 b Oklahoma Sameplace in 1935 Clerk, Clothing Store
    Jenkins, Beatrice U Dau F W 19 Single Grade H-4 b Oklahoma Same placein 1935 Waitress

    But a report in a record compilaito reports a Michael K Long who seemsto match our Keck Long, reporting that his birth date wasa 24 August19367.  There is no record of his parents beign together at this latedate.  The locatoi on Orange County, California for two of theseaddresses matches a California death record for his mother reportingshe died in Orange County.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Michael K Long
    Birth Date 24 Aug 1936
    Phone Number 992-6397
    284 N Chorro St Apt 5, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405-9028 (1993)
    444 N Chandler Ranch Rd, Orange, CA, 92869-4504 (1994)
    9305 Bocina Ln, Atascadero, CA, 93422-6817


  • 1. Photos of Julia Virginia Jenkins, in possession of Orville BoydJenkins
  • 2. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 3. 1940 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
    • 7 May, Shawnee, District 63-54B, page 62A, 417 1/2 Tennessee St, Hse

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