Born at Young’s Hill, in Yuba County, on November 21, 1864, Thomas H. Long is the second of seven children born to Michael and Anne (Hayes) Long, both natives of Ireland and schoolmates in their native country.  Michael Long came to the United States in the early fifties.  In 1854 he enlisted in Company H., 2nd Regiment, U.S. Army, and saw honorable service in the Middle West and on the frontier during the Indian wars, receiving his discharge in Utah in 1859, on account of impaired health.  In 1859 he came to California and engaged in mining at Galena Hill.  He married Miss Anne Hayes, who came to America and to California with Miss Daly, later Mrs. John Yore of Goodyear’s Bar.  Michael Long served as school trustee and county road-master.  He passed away in 1882, survived by his widow and six children: John, Thomas H., of this review, Michael, Mrs. Anna Bartch, Mrs. Margaret C. Kelley, and Mary.  Mrs. Long passed away in 1921, aged eighty-four years.  Mrs. Maria (Long) Burton, an aunt of Thomas H. Long, was proprietor of the hotel at Galena Hill in the fifties.

Thomas H. Long attended the Camptonville school, and with his father engaged in mining in Yuba County.  In 1886 he homesteaded 160 acres of government land, as did also his two brothers; and they followed the livestock business successfully until 1920, when the stock was sold.  Mr. Long is now the owner of 640 acres of fine timber land in Slate Range Township; it has been roughly estimated that twenty-five million feet of lumber could be cut from this land.  In politics, Mr. Long is a Democrat.

History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

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With what propriety the good people of Sutter County, ambitious at all times to secure the best of public service, and willing to bear whatever reasonable burden of expense, attention and labor are necessary to attain the desired results, may rejoice in the administration of the County Hospital, those familiar with the life and self-sacrificing work of the superintendent, Noah J. Wilcoxon, well know.  A native of Yuba City, he was born on January 26, 1876, the son of Benton and Mary Susan (Smith) Wilcoxon.  Benton Wilcoxon came here in 1853 with his brother; but after the lapse of a few years, he recrossed the great plains to the State of Missouri, there married, and soon after brought his bride over the plains to California.  He took toll for a while on the old Simpson Bridge, one of the first bridges over the Yuba River, at Marysville, and then farmed near the Buttes; and later he moved to Yuba City and engaged in business.  He died in 1886, having completed a useful life; and his good wife survived him about five years.

Noah Wilcoxon attended the grammar schools of Yuba City, and what preparation he did not succeed in getting during his school days, he obtained in the school of experience.  For twenty years he was employed in the canneries of Yuba City and Marysville, working up to foreman, and learned to do everything there was to be done there, except the duties of superintendent.  He was then janitor in the First National Bank of Yuba City for ten years.  Whatever he did, he tried to do well.

In June, 1918, Mr. Wilcoxon was appointed superintendent of the County Hospital, and the fine hospital has been finished and occupied since he came here.  There are forty-six beds in the hospital, and the institution has an average of thirty-eight patients.  In many respects, the present status of this institution is largely due to Superintendent Wilcoxon, although he has a staff of assistants of such experience and capability that he is justly proud of them.

Mr. Wilcoxon was married to Miss Elsie Horton, born in Butte County, the daughter of Dwight and Harriett (Milligan) Horton, and a member of a very interesting pioneer family.  Her father came to California when he was nineteen.  Mrs. Wilcoxon is a graduate nurse of Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, and is thus able to be of professional assistance to the superintendent.  She has been appointed matron of the hospital by the board of supervisors.  There is a daughter, Marjorie, by a former marriage.  Mr. Wilcoxon is a Democrat, but he is broad-minded, especially when it comes to supporting local candidates and measures where partisanship might defeat the ends desired.  He belongs to Yuba City Lodge No. 185, I.O.O.F., in which he is a Past Grand; and he is also a member of the Woodmen of the World, the Rebekahs, and the Live Oak Gun Club.  Mrs. Wilcoxon belongs to the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. 

History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

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