1862–1950

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 17, 1862, Van Wert, Ohio.

Died: March 7, 1950, San Ber­nar­di­no Coun­ty, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Belle­vue Me­mo­ri­al Park, On­tar­io, Ca­li­for­nia.

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Biography

Princess was the daugh­ter of Willi­am A. Clark and Lyd­ia Ann Bak­er, and wife of Ed­ward Clar­ence Long (mar­ried No­vem­ber 1887).

She at­tend­ed high school in Van Wert and Fort Wayne, In­di­a­na. She stu­died for the op­er­a­tic stage in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, and Cleve­land, Ohio.

She was raised a Me­thod­ist, but when she mar­ried Ed­ward Long and moved to Pa­ris, Ken­tuc­ky, she joined his de­no­mi­na­tion, the Dis­ci­ples of Christ. She be­came a Chris­tian in 1888, and moved to Ca­li­for­nia in 1896.

She gave up op­e­ra and went in­to ev­an­gel­ism, be­com­ing a well known so­pra­no so­lo­ist, and sang at the de­no­mi­na­tion’s cen­ten­ni­al con­ven­tion in Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1909.

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