David J. Long was born in Tennessee on October 17, 1890, and died at home on July 11, 1938, at age 47 after a long illness. His father, James Long, was born in Ireland and his mother, Joana Fitzgerald, was born in Virginia of parents who had been born in Ireland. He married Bertha Estella Dossett on August 26, 1930, and owned Long’s Grocery Store located at 904 Ft. Sanders between Dale Avenue and Curton Alley. He started in the grocery business in 1929 about the time of the great depression. He married Bertha Estella Dossett on August 26, 1930, and by 1933 had expanded his business to five grocery stores several of which were located in McAnally. He was survived by his wife Estella and four children: James W., David (Joe) Jr., and two daughters. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
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