Mr Milton Clyde Long, 29, was born October 19, 1882, in Springfield Massachusetts, the son of Judge Charles L. and Hattie C. Long.
Milton C. Long, travelled alone, he boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 113501, £30, cabin D-6).
On the last night he met Jack Thayer over after-dinner coffee and following the collision he stuck by the Thayer family. In the final moments He and Thayer jumped from the boat deck, Long jumped first but disappeared from view.
Long's body was later recovered (#126). The body was forwarded to Springfield on April 30, 1912 under the care of J.H. Shepherd following the receipt of letters from Judge Long on April 23, and instructions on April 24.
NO. 126. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 35. - HAIR, DARK.
CLOTHING - Black clothes; flannel vest, and black and white vest; white shirt marked "M. C. L."; handkerchief marked "M. C. L." (monogram), and brown boots.
EFFECTS - Gold wrist watch; gold ring with crest; three gold studs; keys; pocket box; £30.00 in gold; 12s. 1 1/2d. in purse; letter of credit.
FIRST CLASS. - NAME - MILTON C. LONG.
He was buried at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts.
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References and SourcesContract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Brian Ticehurst (1996) Titanic''s Memorials World-wide: Where they are Located. ISBN 1 871733 05 7
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#126)