I read you're message with great interest. My fathers family claims our family roots are dirrectly connected to Huey P. Long. My uncle, now residing in Lake Charles, La. insist his research proves it. My knowledge of the family is limited. We know my fathers father was named James Long, lived in Kinder La. and worked for the railroad. At one time, they enjoyed wealth, until James was injured, and unable to work. That meant that the oldest son, Elbert assumed the position of wage earner. My dad Herbert, also know as Ben graduated high school and enlisted in the Army. He spent all of WW2 fighting. Middle brother Edward worked, and joined the Merchant Marines. The youngest brother Earl, who was much younger during the war stayed home attending school. Earl went on to work for Shell Oil Co.. Edward had a paving company in Houston, and Elbert worked as an engineer for an off shore oil company. Dad moved to New Jersey in 1957, and lived the rest of his life there. If you know of anyone who may know any of these brothers please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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