Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: BIOGRAPHY – Students
Series 19: STUDENTS
Ann Marie Metcalf Student 1946-1948
Ann Metcalf Long (1930-2001)


“Seniors 1948.” [Back row] Jane Burkhart, Ida Mac Lewis, Charleen Lewis, Margaret Blair, Raymond Sturgill, Mary Ruth Bird, Betty Huff, Ann Marie Metcalf, Alberta Turner. [Front row] Melvin Coots, Mary Garrett, Hobart Wilder, Clella Sergent, Owen Lewis, Birdie Tipton. [nace_II_album_100.jpg]

ANN MARIE METCALF Student 1946-1948

TAGS: Ann Metcalf, Anna Marie Metcalf, Annie Marie Metcalf, Ann Metcalf Long, Elhannon M. Nolan, William Metcalf, Dillard Metcalf, Allene Nolan Metcalf, school records, self-reporting, Infirmary, Curtis Clay Long, Western Union, U.S. Army, Signal Corps

Ann Metcalf was born in Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky, on December 4, 1930. She was the daughter of Dillard Metcalf, a railroad policeman (1904-1981) and Allene Nolan Metcalf, who worked as a housekeeper (1905-1992). Elhannon Murphy Nolan (1862-1941) was her maternal grandfather and William Metcalf her paternal grandfather.

Both of Ann’s parents attended Pine Mountain Settlement School in the 1920s. While a PMSS student, Ann’s mother Allene served as a housemaid for Mrs. Ethel de Long Zande, co-director and co-founder of the School. Following her parents’ example, Allene declared that she believed that her “education would not be complete without the training from there…” She applied to Pine Mountain Settlement School as a sophomore, requesting that she begin attending in the school year of 1946.

ANN METCALF Student: Pine Mountain Settlement School

Her application, completed in November of 1945, indicates that Ann was one of five children born to the Metcalfs. Her older sister, Lilly Mae Metcalf, was 20 years old and working at a war-time job in Louisville, Her younger sister, Bonnie Lynn Metcalf, was 10 years old and was in school at Loyall. In addition, there were two children, David Hunt Metcalf, 5 years old, and Sara Elizabeth Metcalf, 1 year old, who were not yet in school.

Ann recorded that her favorite studies were history, music, and nursing and that her goal was to become a nurse. Though most students indicated that their parents did not have career goals for them, Ann’s father apparently wanted her to become a stenographer and her mother wished that she would study to become a teacher.

Ann received a letter inviting her to “become a member of the Pine Mountain family” on June 7, 1946. She was accepted as a Junior in the September class of 1946.

The record of her performance at the School contains reports by her teachers and her work supervisors and her housemother. Also included are her own reports of her progress sent to her parents. This self-reporting was required of all students at the school and became a permanent part of their school record. She was a good student through most of her stay at the School.

By 1947 she had been promoted to her senior year of PMSS high school and was invited back to complete her last year starting in September of 1947. Her last year was a difficult one for Ann but she always seems to have found the reserves to improve and push forward with her educational challenges.

Her name on the list of Boarding School Students is accompanied by a note that indicates she assisted in PMSS infirmary in 1949.

ANN METCALF: After Pine Mountain

At the age of 19, Ann married Curtis Clay Long in Harlan, Kentucky, on September 19, 1949. He was a farmer, 30 years old, and also from Loyall. Curtis’s parents were Ben Franklin Noe (1897-1952) and Hannah Long (1894-1959)Curtis had assumed his mother’s maiden name.

They had two sons: Richard Clay Long (1953-2001) and Donald Ray Long (1957- ). Cora Richardson, Ann Metcalf’s niece wrote that “Richard was born in Harlan on Four Mile, January 20, 1953. They moved to Franklin, Ohio, where Ann worked at Western Union as an operator. Their son Don was born in May 1957 in Franklin, Ohio. She retired from Western Union in the mid-1980s.”

Six years before he was married, Curtis enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 5, 1943. He was stationed at Ft. Thomas in Newport, Kentucky, serving as a Private in the Signal Corps. (See Gallery below.]

Curtis died on March  31, 2000, at age 82. Ann Marie Metcalf Long died on January 25, 2001, in Corbin, Kentucky, at age 70. Both were buried in Corbin’s Corinth Cemetery.

[NOTE: Several versions of Ann’s first and middle name have been found during research for this biography, such as Anna Marie Metcalf, Ann Marie Metcalf, Annie M. Metcalf and Anne Metcalf. Ann signed her name “Ann Metcalf” on her marriage certificate [see Gallery] and her PMSS student application. That version is used on this page.]


[NOTE: According to Cora Richardson “In the West Wind Christmas photo [nace_1_024b.jpg] Ann is the third from the left bottom row.” The photo of Curtis C. Long and the two color photos of Ann Metcalf are courtesy of Cora Richardson.]

See Also:

ANN MARIE METCALF Correspondence


JOHN D. SHELL Biography (John D. and Mary Elizabeth Shell were parents of Ann’s grandmother, Sara Jane (Shell) Nolan.


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Ann Marie Metcalf

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Anna Marie Metcalf ; Ann Marie Metcalf ; Annie M. Metcalf ; Ann Metcalf Long ; Mrs. Curtis Long ; Elhannon M. Nolan ; William Metcalf ; Dillard Metcalf ; Allene Nolan Metcalf ; school records ; self-reporting ; Infirmary ; Curtis Clay Long ; Western Union ; U.S. Army ; Signal Corps ;




Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

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Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Ann Metcalf ; Anna Marie Metcalf ; Ann Marie Metcalf ; Annie M. Metcalf ; Ann Metcalf Long ; Mrs. Curtis Long ; Ann Long ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Elhannon M. Nolan ; William Metcalf ; Curtis C. Long ; Dillard Metcalf ; Allene Nolan Metcalf ; school records ; self-reporting ; Infirmary ; Curtis Clay Long ; Western Union; U.S. Army; Signal Corps

Subject LCSH

Long, Ann Marie Metcalf, — 1930-2001.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.


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Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.


Cora Richardson, Corbin, KY, 2018; Ann Metcalf’s niece.


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Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet.


Series 09: BIOGRAPHY
Series 19: STUDENTS




Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: BIOGRAPHY and Series 19: STUDENTS.

Coverage Temporal

1862 – 2001

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Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Corbin, KY ; Loyall, KY ;


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“Ann Metcalf,” Series 09: Biography – Students. DATABASE OF PMSS BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

Cora Richardson, Corbin, KY, 2018; Ann Metcalf’s niece.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch  ( : accessed 28 June 2018), Ann Long, 2001; Burial, Corbin, Whitley, Kentucky, United States of America, Corinth Cemetery; citing record ID 103647064, Find a Grave, Internet resource.

“Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 June 2018), Curtis Clay Long and Ann Marie Metcalf, 19 Sep 1949; citing Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,876,487. Internet resource.

“Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999,” database, FamilySearch  ( : accessed 28 June 2018), Annie M Metcalf, 04 Dec 1930; citing Birth, Harlan, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort. Internet resource.

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch   ( : accessed 29 June 2019), Curtis C Long, enlisted 05 Mar 1943, Ft Thomas, Newport, Kentucky, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Internet resource.

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