Aaron Frankie Long

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, July 4, 1879


At Lapwai Creek, June 25, 1879, Aaron Frankie Long, only son of Aaron and Felisiti Long, aged 7 years, 9 months and 4 days.

(Portland papers please copy.)

Death of Frankie Long

On Wednesday evening June 25th 1879, while the parents of Frankie Long were making preparations to camp for the night at Lapwai Creek, while on a journey to Fort Lapwai, their little boy aged 7 years began playing at a branch of this stream in company with his dog. His father having missed him for about five minutes and supposing him to be hid among the tall weeds, traces his little foot prints to a clay hole where the water was about two feet deep and immediately brought the body to the surface. Every means were used by the parents and physicians to resuscitate the body but without avail. The senior class of the city school took charge of the funeral and with a large concourse of friends and a long train of class mates and school fellows, the body was conveyed to the city cemetery. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. Mr. McAllister and the coffin was literally covered with wreathes, bouquets and flowers.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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