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  • ID: I34345
  • Name: George Washington LANGFORD
  • RELA: 6th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 MAY 1840 in Erie Co., PA
  • Census: 1860 Page 192, Fairfield, Lenawee Co., MI
  • Census: 1870 Page 13/212, Locke, Ingham Co., MI
  • Census: 1880 Page 426D, ED 133, Webberville, Ingham Co., MI
  • Death: 28 OCT 1897 in Williamston, Ingham Co., MI
  • Title: Dr.
  • Occupation: Physician
  • Event: Military service Civil War, Co. K, 1st Reg, Mich Inf
  • Event: Sound
  • Note:
    PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF Ingham and Livingston Counties, MICHIGAN, Chicago, Chapman Bros. 1891, Pages 739-740:
    For the past twenty-two years Dr. Langford has been known as one of the successful physicians of Ingham County and he is still prosecuting his practice at Williamston and vicinity. His father, Charles W. Langford, a miller by trade, was a resident of Pennsylvania, but spent his later years in Iowa, with his son Charles, and there died. While living in Erie County, Pa., he was married to Mrs. Temperance Mason, by whom he had two children, George W., and Daniel W., but he had several children by a previous marriage. The father of Mrs. Langford was a Mr. Palmer who was the father of three sons and two daughters.
    Dr. Langford was born May 18, 1840, in Erie County, Pa., and being without a father's care since four years of age he grew up under his mother's training and she removed when he was twelve years old to Lenawee County, Mich., and here they resided until the breaking out of the war. The young man who had now just reached his majority enlisted in Company K., First regiment Michigan Infantry, and after three months' service and one year at home re-enlisted in Company I., Eighteenth Michigan Infantry and was in service during the remainder of the war. The last nine months he was held as a prisoner in Castle Morgan and three months of that time he was in the prison hospital at Cahaba, Ala.
    The academic education of this gentleman was taken at Fairfield Village in his county and he afterward spent two years in college at Adrian, in which city he studied medicine with Drs. Rhynd and Allen and graduated from the medical department of the University of Ann Arbor in the spring of 1869. Besides taking the regular course he also carried on six extra "quizes." After graduation the young medical man settled in Belle Oak in May, 1869, and in September of the same year he was married on the 29th of that month to Arvilla R. Sparhawk, daughter of Noah Sparhawk a Vermonter, who removed to Ohio at an early day and finally settled in Adrian, Mich., where he resided at the time of his daughter's marriage. To the Doctor and his wife have come five bright and beautiful children, namely: Myrtie M., Theron S., Mabel E., Maud, and George W., all of whom are still under the parental roof. Theron and Myrtie are graduates of Williamston High School, Myrtie is instructor of the intermediate department at Webberville. Theron was elected president of his class before graduation and was awarded the highest scholarship of his class and on examination at the State Normal he was admitted to the junior class.
    In 1872 Dr. Langford removed to Webberville where he practiced his profession until November, 1889, when he came to Williamston. He owns eighty acres of land in Ingham County and an equal number of acres in Livingston County, and has a drug store and residence at Webberville besides a home and real estate in Williamston. He is a member of the State Medical Association and is a Republican in his political views but never aspires to public office. For eleven years in succession he was Postmaster at Webberville and for the same length of time carried on a drug store there.
    Dr. and Mrs. Langford are valued members of the Baptist Church and the Doctor is a Master Mason and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic holding official position in the latter organization. At Webberville he was successively Surgeon, Commander and Chaplain of the Post, and he now holds the position of Surgeon in the Post at Williamston.

    Father: Charles W. LANGFORD b: 14 OCT 1797 in Oneida Co., NY
    Mother: Temperance PALMER b: 25 JAN 1803 in Galway, Saratoga Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Arvilla Roxy SPARHAWK b: SEP 1846 in Ohio
    • Married: 29 SEP 1869
    1. Has Children Myrtle M. LANGFORD b: ABT 1871 in Michigan
    2. Has Children Theron Sparhawk LANGFORD b: OCT 1872 in Michigan
    3. Has No Children Mabel E. LANGFORD b: 10 JUL 1878 in Leroy, Ingham Co., MI
    4. Has No Children Maude A. LANGFORD b: 27 OCT 1880 in Michigan
    5. Has No Children George W. LANGFORD b: 29 AUG 1885 in Michigan
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