William Perry Lang

1847–1936 (Age 89)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Perry

When William Perry Lang was born about 1847, in Mississippi, United States, his father, James M. Lang, was 31 and his mother, Annie Adeline Brown, was 20. He married Sarah Phelps on 20 September 1868. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fernwood, Pike, Mississippi, United States in 1900. He died in 1936, in Magnolia, Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pike, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Perry Lang
Sarah Phelps
Marriage: 20 September 1868
Albert Winston Lang
Charles Lang
William Lang
Oscar Louis Lang
Eula Lang
Jessie C. Lang

Spouse and Children

20 September 1868


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World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 0

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Age 14

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 30

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.2 Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire.3 Chinese 郎: from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Long, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William P Lang, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Perry Lang, "Find A Grave Index"

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