Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan – Block T Lot 459 Southeast

This entry is part 29 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

Maple Hill is a larger city cemetery, located on the south side of Cadillac, Michigan. I have collected a number of photographs from this cemetery and will post my photographs by lot number.

The southeast portion of Block T, lot 459 was purchased by “Joseph Long” on 5 May 1909, according to the cemetery print-out in the local library. I found three gravestones on the lot.

Joseph Long, 1832-1909, was my second great-grand uncle, a sibling of Elizabeth Long. The parents of the Long siblings were (surprise!) Joseph Long and Mary. I have several last names for Mary, and I won’t bore you with that problem right now. Joseph was predeceased by his wife and five of his seven children according to his death certificate. Two of his children were living in Cadillac at the time of his death, Joseph Long, 1877-1944, and Henrietta Long Kelly, 1873-1949; so they may have been his only surviving children.
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Joseph and Alice (Gibbs) Long are also buried on this lot. This Joseph was a son of the Joseph who died in 1909. Joseph and Alice were married in Wexford County, Michigan on 26 June 1902. This Joseph, 1877-1944, was probably the purchaser of the lot, where he first buried his father.
joesph alice long

Alice (Gibbs) Long was born in 1875 and died in 1960.
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    • Harriet on August 29, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I have Long and Kelley or Kelly in my family don’t know of any in Michigan. The Long family came to North Georgia around 1840 before that they were in Tennessee.

  1. Thanks for the comment, Harriet.

    I think we are dealing with different Longs and Kelly’s. My Longs came from Alsace-Lorraine, the disputed French/German territory, and then to Canada. The Kelly was in Butler county, Kansas when he married Henrietta Long.

    • Hugh Long on May 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    The above message states that Henrietta Long was married in Butler County, Kansas.
    Today, I found two old pictures of Henrietta Long, of Whitewater, Kansas in an antique store. Whitewater is in Butler County. Could this be the same person? I would be glad to email them to you. Pictures are pre-1900.
    Hugh Long

  2. Could very well be her. I will contact you immediately. Thank you so much!

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