William Perry Lang

25 July 1847–13 February 1936 (Age 88)
Kemper, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of William Perry

When William Perry Lang was born on 25 July 1847, in Kemper, 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 Pike, Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Fernwood, Pike, Mississippi, United States in 1900. He died on 13 February 1936, in Magnolia, Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Magnolia, Pike, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Perry Lang
Sarah Phelps
Marriage: 20 September 1868
Albert Winston Lang
Charles Franklin Lang
William Lucien Lang
Oscar Louis Lang
Eula Belle Lang
Jessie Caroline Lang

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  • Marriage
    20 September 1868
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 7
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    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

    Scottish, English, German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Swedish (also Lång): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. The surname of (Middle High) German origin is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia.Hungarian (Láng): 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. This surname is also found in Slovenia, where it is spelled Lang, and in Slovakia, where it is spelled in both ways.Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 郎, an ancient term to refer to one's lover or son: (i) from the placename Lang (郎), the name of a city, the living place of Fei Bo, the grandson of the Duke Yi of Lu (ruler of the state of Lu, reigned 815–807 BC ). Some of his descendants later changed their original surname Fei to Lang (郎). (ii) borne by some families from the state of the South Huns (48–216 AD , located in northern China).

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

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    Sources (7)

    • William Lang, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm Lang in entry for Albert W Lang, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
    • William Long, "United States Census, 1880"

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