Long Oil Company
Corporation Charter

Filed June 7, 1917

The Long Oil Company

The undersigned, citizens of the State of Kansas, do hereby voluntarily associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a private corporation under the laws of the State of Kansas, and do hereby certify:


That the name of this corporation shall be The Long Oil Company


That the purpose for which this corporation is formed are to engage in buying and selling oils, gasoline, auto accessories and other articles of merchandise in connection therewith.


That the place where its business is to be transacted is at Topeka, Kansas.


That the term for which this corporation is to exist is fifty years.


That the number of directors of this corporation shall be four and the names and residences of those who are appointed for the first year are:

A. W. Long     Manhattan, Kansas
Laura E. Long     Manhattan, Kansas
E. C. Winters     Topeka, Kansas
P. A. Fairbank     Topeka, Kansas


That the amount of the capital stock of this corporation shall be twenty-five thousand dollars, and shall be divided into two hundred and fifty shares of one hundred dollars each.


That the names and residences of the stockholders of said corporation, and the number of shares held by each, are as follows, to wit:




A. W. Long Manhattan, Kansas 124
Laura E. Long Manhattan, Kansas 1
E. C. Winters Topeka, Kansas 123
Besse M. Winters Topeka, Kansas 1
P. A. Fairbank Topeka, Kansas 1

In Testimony Whereof, We have hereunto subscribed our names, this 22 day of May A.D. 1917

          E. C. Winters
          P. A. Fairbank
          Besse M. Winters
          A. W. Long
          Laura E. Long

State of Kansas, Shawnee Count,ss
Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for Shawnee County, Kansas, the above-names E. C. Winters, P. A. Fairbank, Besse M. Winters, A. W. Long and Laura E. Long who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing, and duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my notarial seal, this 26 day of May A.D. 1917


Katherine M. Laid(seal)
My commission expires Sept 18, 1918


Received of Long Oil Company
the sum of Fifty Two and 50/100 dollars
the same being the charter fee
Dated this 7th day of June A.D. 1917

J Botkiu
Secretary of State of Kansas.

By  E. Kille
Chief Clerk

Note: The Long Oil Company filed a Change Of Corporate Name form on the 15th of March 1918 for the purpose of identifying Manhattan, Kansas as the location of the corporate office.

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Seventh annual convention of the Long Oil Company, Manhattan, Kansas 1928.
Click on photo and see if you recognize anyone.

(A.W. Long is in front row, 12th from left. His brother H. A. Long is front row, 2nd from left)
Photo courtesy Jim Shea, grandson of H.A. Long

Thanks go to the Kansas State Historical Society for the copy of the original Corporation Charter. It was obtained from the records of incorporation, Volume 93, 1917, Microfilm reel #MF48.

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